Wednesday, October 31, 2012

life with kitty.

Since bringing Sneaker back home (the other two kitties are still in Pittsburgh), she's been like a little shadow--always following one of us around.  Now that Christopher's on tour with the band, I'm never alone....

...on the couch.

...on the floor.

...on the chair.

on the settee. the bathroom.

She's even in the art.

I'm not complaining though.  I'd never complain about this!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

wanting to concentrate on other things.

Until recently, I had never experienced any serious complications to my health.  I've always been a fairly healthy person and have been especially healthy these past two years.  The worst issues that I had experienced were some nasty allergies and a bit of acne in high school.  Annoying, yes.  But nothing even close to debilitating.

What I never fully understood before, was that you don't expect difficult health problems like this to happen.  You don't conjure up things like this in your mind.  They just happen.  And then you deal with it.

After living through this and feeling like I've gone to hell and back (in my mind, I'm not exaggerating the pain), I'm kind of tired of it.  It's been so's taken over my's not even over yet, but....

I really want to get back to normal.

I really want to concentrate on other things.  Like autumn.  Like family.  Like friends.  Like coffee.  Tea.  Furry animals.  Cleaning our house.  Going out to hear live music.  Taking photos with a real camera again (and not just iPhone pictures).  Experiencing life like a normal adult in their mid-twenties.

For now, here are some shots from around West Philly.  I'm so thankful that I'm getting to enjoy this fall season.  The discomfort will not stop me.  I honestly believed that I was going to miss out on it completely this year.

Friday, October 5, 2012

in due time....

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7


Thursday, October 4, 2012

a dress for the future.

My mom bought this cute little cotton dress for me a few months ago.
Since my skin's been so bad, I haven't been able to wear it yet.
Somedays, it feels like I'll never be able to look cute again.
But most days--if I'm being positive--I feel like I'm getting closer and closer.

Believe me, a girl has got to have something to look forward to while going through this nightmare!

Monday, October 1, 2012

prayer for healing.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise.
(Jeremiah 17:14)

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the life that you have so graciously given me and for the love that has surrounded me throughout this life.  I stand amazed at your creations and your goodness.  I am grateful for every good thing, big and small.  I am grateful for each hurdle that I've experienced in life because I know that great learning comes from difficult situations.  I am so thankful to know that I am not alone in this time of suffering.  Not only do I have a loving husband, who has taken such wonderful care of me, and family & friends who have reached out to me with such compassion and warmth--but I have a God who also knows suffering firsthand.  I have a God who willingly put himself through hell to save me and everyone who might believe in Him. Truly I am not alone in my suffering.  Truly I can live through the pain and humiliation that are upon me.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
(Deuteronomy 7:9)