In 2004 my doctor found a lump in my throat. They took two biopsies (a giant needle in my throat!) and found it to be thyroid cancer. A couple days later I went in to have my thyroid removed. Afterward I would have to start radiation via a pill. When I woke up after the surgery the doctor came in and said, "Good news. It wasn't cancer." Now I'm not sure how someone is suppose to react to that but as I was not fully myself with all the drugs in my system, I was so confused on if I should be happy that I didn't have to go through radiation or frustrated since it seemed someone had made a mistake and now 1/2 my very important organ was missing. Or did God heal me? So all I could do is say, "Ok."
To this day I take a significant amount of thyroid medicine (since the other half of my thyroid cannot survive and will die at some point.) But since I also have a very poor memory I forget to go to the doctor to make sure the levels are ok. When I found out I was pregnant they had to test my thyroid levels and they are WAY out of whack which explains my extreme tiredness.
I am finally through with my first trimester and the doctor finally increased my thyroid medicine to a level that will probably cause my energy to return. It just takes 2-6 weeks.
So rather than writing today, since I am overly exhausted, I would like to ask for your prayers. Prayers for the Lord to give me the energy I need to be the wife, mother and missionary the Lord has called me to be. And for me to embrace this season and see God's grace be sufficient. And please pray my energy comes back sooner that I think it will.
Thank you for your patience and kindness sweet friends!
Faith Filled Friday Blog Hop Link Up
W e exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the the Lord somehow.
So go ahead and link up below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. Please just let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or put my button code (found on my side bar or the Faith Filled Friday Tab) so they can find these other great people glorifying God and we can continue to grow as a community.Thanks!
And in effort to encourage others in their writing by faith, please take a minute to comment on the two posts linked up before you.
New here? Head on over to the Home page to see what we're all about.
Two Free eBooks for Subscribers
Join 11,000+ others and get Missional Women updates and two FREE eBooks.
Are you new to our site? Check out our HOME page to get a better idea about the Missional Women ministry.