It has been a long weekend. I spent Saturday with my mom in Jacksonville. We were able to meet with several people who have tested positive for Lyme disease. We were also able to connect with Dr. Clark, who has been studying Lyme for 15+ years. God directly answered my prayers for further confirmation through the info. we received from him about Lyme. I am still waiting for all of the tests to come back to Dr. Warner, my local Dr., before we have all of the details together, but it looks like I will probably be starting some sort of treatment soon. Not sure what it will entail...I know it can potentially be pretty intense. I had to sort through my feelings from Sat. (Mixed emotions). Glad to get some direction, but overwhelmed with how much more of the journey I still have left to go. Also realizing the worst is yet to come. From what I understand the treatment can be worse than the disease itself. However, if I don't get treated the disease will only get worse. I know people keep telling me, "Just buckle up and do it!" Although I know the concept is true..processing that and getting "in the zone" is still its own mental battle...especially when I am the one who has to live through it :). So, I appreciate your prayers...for physical healing, treatment as short as possible :), mental toughness and endurance and determination, and to constantly be thankful for all God has given me and blessed my life with. Also, please pray for my sweet family. I love each of them so dearly and I know that they are battling their own journey as well. It seems like this is the worst time possible for something like this....haha (as if there is ever a right and perfect time:), but I know God is not after convenience, but molding and making character. I'm so grateful to know that He always has my best interest in mind...even when it doesn't seem to make sense on my end of it.
"....you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you...." Is. 43:4b-5a
Leaving you with His thoughts today...No matter what you may be facing today, I pray that you will be encouraged!