no real secret… I have been a bit discouraged lately. The last chemo seemed to have sucked any spunk left in Valerie Beth. Never failing me, nor forsaking me the Lord has sent encouragement from many directions.
I did this layout with the Beth’s Belief kit that Kate made and I wrote about last week. I received wonderful words of love from all the comments over at lily pad.
emails, blog posts, FB loving, blog comments, voicemails, little and large gifts, so much unlisted here but not missed… and Lorraine came to drop off our Mom’s Pantry order (she is going on Teen Mission to build in Uganda this summer) and we chatted briefly… she said to me… the same promises God gave in the Fall are still the same promises in the Spring, which made me think of the early and the latter rains. He gives us both to bring the harvest in. Lorraine went on to say that while my conditions might have changed, neither He nor His promises have changed.
Same old, same old… the same old sore mouth, nausea, yucky feed tube, fatigue… it is discouraging…. BUT the same old reliable God encourages.
My taste buds are not working, but I am dazzled by red sparkly drinks. So I fill a starbucks clear glass with lots of ice and some frizzante, and sip it, imagine what it tastes like, catch a waft of the fruitiness, and think about the days when by the promises of God, I will sip one, or perhaps guzzle one… enjoying it fully.
thank you all of you… for holding our arms up.