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There IS such thing as a great Monday

May I just say that today has been fantastic?!  After months of looking, Matt, my wonderful boyfriend, has received a full time job!  We both have been praying continuously and it was finally time for that prayer to be answered!  We knew God would supply his need, we just had to be patient.  Philippians 4:19, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all of your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus”.  I don’t know too much just yet about what Matt will be doing, but he does start May 15th.

In a previous post, I wrote about how God has been rocking my world!  Let me share with you a prime example.  Last month I happened upon Matthew 21:22, ” If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer”.   Even though I’ve read this passage multiple times in the past, it really stuck with me this time.  So, I thought to myself, ANYTHING as long as it’s in God’s will, that’s mind blowing!  I prayed a few “big prayers”, two of which have already been answered!  One of them being that Matt would get a full time job.  The other prayer was that God would place someone in my life whom I could encourage.  I knew that when I asked this, I would have to commit my time to this person and pour out love to them.  So, not even a week or so after I prayed that prayer, I began a wonderful friendship with someone who just so happened to be in NEED of someone to listen.  I am so overjoyed by how faithful God has been to me, and even more joyous after these two prayers have been answered!

Tomorrow is a big day for me.  I’ve successfully transferred rheumatologist’s, and my appointment with my new Dr. begins at 11 A.M.  I am not nervous, I’m rather anxious to hear how I have been responding to the medications I was prescribed back in January.  I’ve written down how I feel each day, along with daily temperatures, which seem to affect how my joints.  I can only hope for positive news, so keep me in your prayers!

A few other positives I noticed today are: I didn’t spend as much on gas as I thought I would.  The sun is shining brightly!  I am in minimal pain today.  After waiting 13 days, I finally get to see Matt tonight.  I hope your day has been enjoyable and blessed just as much, if not more than mine!

Until next time, pray big prayers!

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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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I am able

Since I will not be home over the weekend, I decided that I wanted to do a short update!

First, overall, I have had a good week with my RA!  I have only had minor pains here and there, but other than a swollen knee on Sunday, I can’t complain and I couldn’t be more pleased.  There are times when the fact that I have RA slips my mind, as if I don’t even have it.  I feel very fortunate that I am able to complete everyday tasks without pain, unlike so many other sufferers.  To be honest, the little things that I can accomplish make my day more joyous.  For instance, I am able to open a new jar of pickles, yes I know this sounds silly, but with my damaged wrist it challenges me to get jars and bottles open.  I am able to lift Braden, I just have to be careful to not let my right wrist take the brunt of his weight.  I am able to walk around a store without having to fret over sore knees.  In 2010, that would have been a different story, but now, I am able, I can, I will!

Brad is STILL at the Cleveland Clinic, it has been something like two weeks since his arrival.  He was moved out of ICU today and has a physical therapist helping him gain strength.  We all are hoping for the best and that perhaps he could even be released this weekend, but we will just have to wait it out.  He’s such a strong man, and I can’t wait until he gets to sleep in his own bed, eat a home cooked meal, and relax at his home.  It’s been way to long, it’s time he gets better, RIGHT!

I have a fun weekend planned, and it involves Columbus!  I leave tomorrow afternoon and will be staying with some dear friends.  I also will be attending Winter Jam on Saturday night, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I love going to concerts and the thrill it offers.  Here’s the website in case you are curious as to who is playing and what it’s all about! —>http://www.jamtour.com Oh, and I just so happen to be the lucky one who gets to spend an entire weekend with Matt!! (This is a big deal considering we’re in a long distance relationship).

 
I am very happy that I’ve discovered the wonderful world of blogging, and I am not quite sure how I’ve gone so long without it!  It is so incredibly fun and I find it relaxing and helpful.  I hope the next time I post, it will be that Brad has been released.  But, until next time, keep praying & stay encouraged.

*kudos to pinterest for the image

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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