Little Things, Big Joy

One of my favorite things about being a mom is doing things for my children.  My only "child" at home turns 21 in a few days and he's having some friends over to hang out.  I always aimed to have an open home for my kids' friends to stop in anytime.  This didn't happen too much, because we aren't a family of social butterflies.  But, when they have had friends over, we tried to have a good supply of food for them.

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In the past, cleaning up the house for a get-together was also something that was very important to me.  The kids always helped, of course.  With my chronic illnesses making my life so difficult, I now need everyone to help me get ready.  Hubby and son have been terrific getting all the chores done and the food prepared.  I still love doing things that bring joy to my children, even if they are adults!

Joy vacuuming
Vacuuming, but definitely not Me!

Chronic Illness may take the energy out of me and zap me of my strength, but it doesn't remove my purpose or that urge to complete tasks that give me fulfillment in life.  When something comes together it really boosts the spirit.  I'm so thankful that my son and hubby are happy to participate in the process.

Joy, tired lady
This is how I look after baking cookies

The last few months have been some of my most unwell.  Suffering with these sick events or seizures has been exhausting and the new medicine is not touching the problem.  I'll be calling the neurologist again Monday to discuss Plan B.  Even in the midst of feeling terrible, I have had some tremendous encouragement: at the homeschool convention, from Hubby, and from God during devotions.  As Christians, we mustn't ever give up on answers from God.  He really does care about us.

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  1. I'm sure it's not easy dealing with chronic medical problems and it must be so frustrating to not be able to do all those things you used to but I love that you can still find big joy in the little things. That is a gift.

    1. Thanks. I never knew how much those little things could mean to me :)

  2. Thank you! I appreciate this reminder that we can serve our families in meaningful ways no matter what we bring to the table for energy or strength. Thanks for persevering in doing good!

    1. Thanks for your encouraging words, Michele!


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