In January 2003, I was diagnosed with adult-onset epilepsy, I was told I would have it for the rest of my life. It was horrible news for me, my family & my friends. This was a really big problem. It was huge like a mountain! We felt scared, sad, and we cried... a lot!
It was a new year (2004), and I was recovering from TMJ surgery, a bi-lateral modified condylotomy. My jaw bones had been cut, my mouth wired shut, along with lots of physical therapy to re-learn how to use my mouth. In some ways, I was better... but something wasn't quite right
We all do it from time to time. Even though it's not fun, most of us seem to spend a LOT of time doing it!
It happened last Sunday morning in Trinity Kids, ages 3-9 years old. We had just talked about this Bible Story: Jesus blesses the children. Then we talked about how important all the kids must be to God. We talked about the fact that God sees them all.
I kept missing parts of my day, and couldn't remember ANY new information. After numerous doctor visits, tests, and scary episodes, I was diagnosed with adult onset epilepsy, complex partial seizures. I was terrified!
It’s kind of like holding a pose in yoga. (which I admit I don’t do very often.. LOL) just holding still, and letting the muscles do all the work. It’s not always easy. I have to focus, and I feel the burn! Even though there appears to be nothing happening (on the outside) during this time of being still, there is lots going on…
On one of our family outings... You know the kind where you just drive to see where you end up? My youngest daughter, Hannah, asked me the question, "Mom, why are you driving down this road?"
Just a reminder that God is with you. He has the power to help you when you are weak, and He is all you need - so #TRUST him, ok?
I hope this encourages you! Check out my devotional here :)
Just wanted to encourage you today!
+If there is anything you need, pray and ask God to help you.
+When you pray, believe that God will help you.
+PRAY God's Word because His Word is alive and powerful!
What is the first thing you do when you encounter a problem or need some help of any kind? Although we sometimes freak out for a bit, we need to remember to call on Jesus.