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Better Day.

What a wonderful after being extremely sick for the last three weeks. Today was my husbands birthday so we enjoyed the sunshine at one of our favorite towns. Felt so good to get out and about. Doesn’t that quinoa bowl look amazing! I brought half of it home for dinner.

About a week ago I decided to go gluten free and it’s already shown a huge difference, and most of my clothes are extremely loose. I guess I have a excuse to go shopping for new clothes. Hubby actually insisted on a beautiful black dress that was on clearance and a necklace he thought was perfect for me. I am excited to wear it for Mother’s Day and the ladies tea at church.

Like I said, the last the last three weeks have been rough. The first two was a fibromyalgia flare, followed by four days of sore muscles, nausea and migraines, and all the sudden I was just tired and yesterday everything happened at once. I finally went to the doctor and they thought I maybe had diverticulitis but thankfully I didn’t. It’s been rough and at nights it’s the worse, and I feel like giving up, but having my husband next to me every night and comforting me and lifting me up in Christ, I know that I must give this trial to God because he knows my future.

My family has been my rock. We spend all of our time together when the girls aren’t in school, which may change next school year depending if the girls want to be homeschooled or not; right now it’s up to them and based on my health and what God wants us to do. We have our little spits and arguments but we always come back together. Family is extremely important to my husband and I because we never had a strong family growing up. So far, I have literally everything I ever dreamed of.

Even though I struggle through my chronic illnesses, I know I must pick myself up and continue. Through prayer, I am able to bring myself together and move on. It’s never been that way, and it has meant I have had to give up many things that were of the world, but it’s been worth it.

Through the blood of Jesus Christ all my sins have been washed away, and because of that I am free and wish this upon everyone. I have fallen rock bottom many times but God picks me up when before I relied on other people or myself which made it even harder. God is the answer. Better is one day in his courts, as the worship song says.

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Beautiful Spring Day

Today I was able to venture out of the house with my family and the dogs. We went to our family property, which is where I have always gone when I need to just clear my head or get some real country fresh air. The family property has been around since I was young, and I am so thankful I can share it with my family now.

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As we started to drive down to the property, it started to rain, and hard, but by the time we made it there, it stopped and the sun came out just in time. It was like God was showing me that everything was going to be okay.

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I have been a bit worried about my doctor appointment coming up on Tuesday. I have gone through now two sets of hip shots and no relief, and after my husband reminded me that the doctor said if the shots don’t work I would need to have the procedure to remove to matter in my spine, I instantly became nauseous. I have lost track of how many procedures I have had between all of my illnesses, and to have them remove the nasty matter caused by my degenerative disc disease and herniated discs, just makes me feel extremely uneasy. I’m a outdoorsy girl and always have been, so if this procedure is God’s will and will get me back in the wilderness in the future (mountains, not the family property), then so be it.

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I walked around the property and just prayed. Prayed that God would bless the land and that any negative and evil spirits would be removed in the name of Jesus Christ. I prayed that God would show me His plans for me and ease my nerves. He did just that, and I caught some beautiful pictures, which I felt was God telling me “You are doing it. You’re listening to Me. Continue.” I’m on the right path, and it’s been much more gentle and joyous because He is the one leading me.

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As for the surgery, not sure what the future holds, but it doesn’t matter, because God is already there and already has it planned out for me. I trust Him. He knows what is the future for not only me but my family.

Have a very blessed Saturday.

Shanell

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