In Feb 2018 I wrote about changes in our lives. Yet again, we have changes in our lives. But then doesn’t everyone? Some changes you can prepare for, others just sneak up and you get through as best you can or the best choice, you lean on the Lord and get through the way He intended.
We spent most of 2018 in TX after a medical issue required I be there most of the time. I didn’t realize just how hot TX gets in the summertime. Days of over 100 degrees! Wow! Talk about hot! Walking up to the mailbox was blistering and just kinda sapped my energy.
How did and do people survive without air conditioning? Your body adjusts, gets accustomed to it. That’s what happened to me when I first moved to FL. You get used to it. Okay, when I lost power during hurricanes, I reverted back to not being used to it, I will admit. But eventually your body gets acclimated to your environment. Just one of God’s blessings on us!
By the time May 2019 had rolled around we were more than ready to leave and just waited to see one more doctor. This one would determine whether we would leave or continue in TX. It was tough waiting, I will admit. I’d gotten my labs, and had one doctor’s diagnosis, but waited for the last one.
I was totally blindsided by this diagnosis. It wasn’t completely the opposite of the 1stone, but all my prepared questions were based on the first doctor’s diagnosis! I stumbled through that visit and got my labs and prescription, and really had no idea what it was all about. Talk about change! I have since educated myself (sort of) and have started the medication. And I continue to educate myself. It kinda connects some of the dots in my health history and gives some answers. Thank you, Lord. Change for me, for us.
So now our lives are being driven by increased doctors’ visit. And we thought it was bad before. It seems to be a negotiation process. Doc says I want to see you in 3 months, and I say can’t because we won’t be here, so I hear make an appt for 3 months and if you can’t make it, reschedule. Negotiate. Be flexible. Change!
Change. Isn’t that where I started? A few years ago I thought the Lord had decided no grandchildren for me. Health issues for one child and the other child just didn’t want children. She was adamant on that. Her husband, on the other hand, wanted children. So, they tried. Nope, not God’s will. So I continued with the mindset of no grandchildren for me. Nick yes, me no.
That was until I got the text from her saying “You gotta love God’s sense of humor.” I knew right away what she meant.
Thus began a journey of change, for her, for me, for my family. Big changes. My daughter’s heart has changed for this little girl in her life. Seeing her face as she holds her and loves on her is just wonderful and brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes (it’s because I’m old, right?). That is such a continual blessing to me. Plus holding this little girl in my arms, who’d have thought? Certainly not me, but how wonderful it is. Nick hasn’t had his chance to hold her yet, but will. We were here to welcome her into this world, which wasn’t without serious health issues, but again, God heard our prayers.
So, changes again. Some expected, some not. Praise God! He truly is so good! Everything is from Him and for His glory. James 1:17: Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
And again, I would say, how do you handle changes in your life? Just wondering . . .