Letting Go … Letting God

Jeremiah 29:11Since late September, I have struggled with health issues. Insistent, intense, undiagnosed pain.

Frustration, stress, anger with physicians. What to do about all that I could not handle any more — this blog, my writing blog, my memoir-in-progress, a class I had started and could not finish.

Tears were no help. Prayers helped from time to time, but focusing on anything was difficult because of the pain.

Seven weeks of being misdiagnosed. Undergoing treatment for all the wrong things. Knowing my problem was less than those faced by others. But this was my problem.

Forced to push medical professionals to take notice of my need and take care of me, I railed at my doctor. I showed my frustration and anger in words and emotions. Only to have the doctor ask me, “What do you want to do?” I told her I thought that was her job.

To move my story along I finally have a diagnosis, the one I expected all along. Surgery is scheduled on November 21st. And my answers came because God directed my research into my symptoms, and He made it clear I had to advocate for myself. He has directed me to slow down and let Him take care of my life.

This post will be my last on this blog. I don’t know what it’s future may be; that is for God to decide. I intend to see that my faith shines through in my writing blog as faith is a central component to my memoir-in-progress.

I have enjoyed being a part of this online faith community of bloggers. I have learned much from many of you. I hope my faith has always shone through.

Blessings to all,

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A Status Update for Readers and Visitors

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Before anything else, thanks to all of you who so graciously continue to inspire, encourage, and support my efforts on this blog and via social media. For that reason, I feel it only fair to offer this status update.

Just as I was ready to come back to regular posting here, I’ve come under fire from some health issues which continue unresolved and leave me with less energy than I usually enjoy.

Writing doesn’t come easy in these circumstances so I am letting you know I’m going to take a break for two, maybe three weeks from the blog and from social media.

Anything previously scheduled on the blog will go forward as scheduled.

I appreciate this online community of faith believers, and I’ll miss you until I surprise you by being back suddenly.

I bid you happy colorful fall days wherever you are.


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