What do you see here?
I see victories.
"I did it myself" moments.
Not so long ago, I couldn't fold towels. I now have enough right hand skill, and left arm function, that I did the stack myself, and rather quickly, this morning. No, they aren't perfect. Yes, more complex clothing items still present more challenge. But God has brought me so far since the day laundry won!
|The Seder plate I prepared for my family last week.|
Yes, our "lamb shank" was a chicken leg and our "parsley" was mint, but I manage it!
Not so long ago, I couldn't travel. Now I've taken three major week-long trips in the past 14 months (plus a couple of one- or two-day medical travel excursions), one by airplane (another post-stroke first for me), and two busy and intense working conferences to the amazing Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
|Butterfly lace and butterfly leggings!|
What's not to love?
|My Easter outfit.|
I was confronted by having a child back in the room where I've personally faced so very many MRIs and CTs. PTSD! Then God sent a little girl by me who was a very recent stroke survivor with many obvious and tremendous deficits. I was reminded that what we are facing is hard but God has faithfully carried us through so much worse and that's not where we are today with either me or our own child.
|My Christmas cactus has identity crisis issues.|
It has bloomed as early as Thanksgiving,, or like this year, as late as Easter!
I am reading the I am N devotional and am simply stunned by reminders of God's provision. Freedom, religious and political. My daily bread. I am so blessed! I take so much for granted!
|When my Grandma died, this is the one possession I most wanted out of her house.|
My great-granddad was a commercial artist and did the calligraphy work.
It hung over Grandma's sink for years.
It now hangs next to mine as a convicting daily reminder!