Having chronic health issues makes everyday tasks daunting. Exhaustion comes much faster to someone who’s body is seemingly their enemy. It is so hard to live a “normal” life when you’re running on empty most of the time. I tend to push my limits and then I’m out for the count for an entire day…like today.
The past 2 days have been wonderful. I spent Friday Christmas shopping with my mom and my sister and then yesterday with my cousins and my sister in our seasonal lunch tradition. Last night however I stayed in instead of visiting with friends and this morning I watched our church service from home via live stream…and fell asleep! Good thing I could watch the 2nd time around. Shhhh!
What I am thankful for is time to be able to rest…even though it means missing out. Missing out on time with friends, family and corporate worship. I just can’t do what everyone else can all the time. But it’s okay. Truly my soul has rest in God alone…and He is the only one who can give it.