Today marks the one year anniversary of my surgery. A surgery that was life changing. A surgery that forever changed the way I interact in my every day life. It changed what I wear, my hair style, the way I hug my daughter, truly every aspect of my life. It’s crazy, looking back on who I was then compared to who I am now. I had no idea that morning that when I woke up, things would be so different. No clue that I was about to be at the lowest point in my life. I had never dealt with any sort of depression! I’m the one who helps everyone else get through their hard times! What I’ve learned is that everyone needs someone at some point in their life, to lean on others in our times of need. I’ve never been one to have several people that I’m close with, I truly do keep a small circle. But boy am I glad and feel so blessed with that small circle! From my family, my best friends and my work family I really don’t know how I would have made it through this last year without everyone! And this blog! Oh my gosh! It has been so therapeutic to get my thoughts out! I’ve taken a break from blogging only to focus more on school (I’m currently in my last class! Woohoo!) but it is something I want to keep up! When I started writing this blog I was at a place where it was hard to think and focus. I just had too many thoughts racing through my head! Blogging was a way to help me get those thoughts out! It helped me be able to focus not only on studying, but really just my everyday life!
So a good riddance to that old girl, this new girl’s got it from here! She’s much stronger and realizes now, more than ever, that she can do whatever she sets her mind to! Not trying to toot my own horn, I am just very proud of myself for the progress I’ve made this last year. Those closest to me could attest to this progress. I’ve always been told that God never gives you more than you can handle and I had to tell myself this multiple times over this past year. It is true, you just have to not only believe in Him, but also in yourself. Know that you’re tougher than you think you are! Never give up! ❤️
“You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You’re not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back.”
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Thank you so much for this encouragement! I have some chronic health conditions that cause chronic pain including CRPS and it can be very depressing but you have reminded me that we can rise above it especially with God’s help and do new things and be better because we are stronger and more resilient.
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You have CRPS-this alone tells me you are strong! We can do anything with God’s help! We have to let Him guide us, which is hard sometimes because it may not be as fast as we’d like or go exactly as we had planned. But we have to trust in Him and His timing. And I always try to remind myself that God never gives me more than I can handle. I know we’re not supposed to question, but I asked many times in the beginning, why me? Why do I have to have CRPS? But I honestly feel that it’s made me stronger. And I feel that I’m supposed to help others. I no longer question, I just pray to have strength to make it through each day and that I’m doing what I am called to do. Prayers for you, Diane!