Five-Minute-Friday-4 I just joined a new writing group called Five Minute Friday.  Every week I will get a new word delivered to my inbox and have to write about that word for five minutes and then post.  I am looking forward to a new challenge.

Embrace the glorious mess that you are.  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

I am having some difficulty embracing the ways my body seems to be deserting me.  First it was arthritis and creaky knees that need to be replaced eventually that some days made it hard for me to walk long distances.

Next it was the achy joints and intense fatigue which led to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  Just when I was getting use to the changes that brought with it –

BOOM!  A pelvic fracture.  My body is beginning to spontaneously combust.

This latest diagnosis of osteoporosis has me longing for a do-over.  Could I have prevented some of these things from happening? I don’t know for sure, but I do know that I need to embrace the changes or I won’t be able to move forward. I will be stuck in a place of what ifs.


4 thoughts on “Embrace

  1. I just started linking up with FMF last week. Good to see you here as well as #SOL17. I totally trust God and pray that He will give me wisdom and understanding, and He does. Then I have to do what I can accordingly. It means making conscious choices. 🙂 Visiting you from FMF #38

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  2. Rita, it is quite an adjustment when our lives are changed, especially when it begins to limit us in our intentions. 7 years ago I was in congestive heart failure, this changed my life. I was looking at death at 45! I began to change my lifestyle (primarily dietary and learning to accept a multitude of meds!). At 52 I’ve endured the death of both my beloved husband and my youngest son in a 16 month space of time. Prayer. Trusting God. This is how I handle these transitions. Today I have nothing else. Yet, I know it was the only thing that I ever had that worked. Life and our bodies will betray us, but the Lord will never leave nor forsake us! Today, while I remain very broken, I am healthy and I wake up every morning thanking God, before and no matter what the coming day holds.
    God bless you.
    Andrea, FMF neighbor #57


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