Wednesday 4th September, 2019.
Hello Lovely Friends,
3 months today since my Stem cell transplant- this is when they said you might start to feel normal again! Well, I am pleased to report that this feeling called ‘normal’ has begun to make itself known to me. Although it’s still not really the old normal, that’s ok because it feels a lot more empowering being here than where I was 3 months ago- that’s for sure :)
I’ve had to begin the Maintenance Therapy, which entails taking 2 lots of oral medication (one daily, the other weekly) so we are again in the throes of waiting to see how my body handles these, plus the monthly infusions, and what type of rhythm this lends to my days and weeks. Some days are up, some are down. It’s only been a week and a half, but my goal is to be attempting to let it have as little effect as possible, and try to push out again into some of the spaces that I enjoy or can contribute in. I hear the words. “Slowly, slowly”, being spoken by my loved ones...but it seems to be coming from afar...ha ha ha ha. It’s just so exciting to be a bit more ‘able’ and it’s hard to remember that I need to temper my energy output, otherwise I completely overdo it. Balance. Again.
We continue to press into the prayer that the Lord has given us, and to declare that his love for us and His goodness is everlasting. Every day I/we present ourselves to the Father for grace, strength and wisdom, and He continues to supply our needs: Provision in all ways. We are so blessed and thankful also for the continued love, prayers and practical help from you all. It means SO much to our whole family, and more times than we can count, has given us the ability to just keep going! Thank you.
Lord Jesus, “You are my hiding place: you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 I sing this in the midst of uncertainty. I speak this to my soul when I doubt. I declare this over the situations that I face each day. I find Him and in Him I am found. The freedom and comfort that belongs to me- to all of us- when we remain in Him is so precious and it is available for us every single day. My desire to BE needs to be stronger than my desire to DO, so my prayer is...continue to teach me dear Lord how to rest in you always!
May you also know the peace, comfort and rest of being hidden with Christ no matter the season you are facing or walking through.
Love and Blessings,
Robb & Bernadette & Family xo
P.S. Oh and my hair is starting to grow back...HAPPY DAYS! :)