I don’t like to draw attention to myself but my testimony has to be about my own experiences. This summer stands out like a long chain of pain. It’s been seven years since my nerves were damaged from the chemicals that killed the cancer. My surgeon brother tells me it takes a VERY LONG TIME for nerves to be healed. It’s turning out to be a very dragged out story…
Today I met my “new” doctor. For insurance purposes I must have a primary physician. That’s the only way I can get medications for the pain. She asked about me and I told her about the neuropathy, the hernia, the lymphedema… “Other than that,” I said. “I feel great!” She laughed. It must have sounded funny. It’s true. If it wasn’t for the “chain of pain” I would feel like a million dollars.
I’m mostly confined to my chair and the computer. I see pictures on Facebook of my friends and their “fun” summer activities and I have to ask God to help me not to be envious, especially of those that still have their spouse. Those are my struggles. So I have to come up with something that can brighten my days. This summer my marigolds have done just that… brightened my days! You might remember how I wrote about giving them space to grow. I’m going to give you a picture-show about how amazingly they have grown.
And that’s when God put a message in my heart about the importance of good soil. I have been relaxing this evening, after my “adventure” of going to the doctor. It must sound very strange for some of you, but a trip to the south part of town, in the heat, takes the wind out of me. There was no energy left to do translation work, so I worked on these pictures and the illustrated message that I will bring you in my next blog. I could continue with it here, but thinking of those who don’t have high-speed internet, this will be all the pictures for now.
Keep the thought about the importance of the soil, and let me talk to you about it next time.