Reblog Wednesday: I Asked God: A Facebook Post From A Friend — Something to Stu Over

This post for ‘Reblog Wednesday’ couldn’t have come at a better time. The thoughts of wanting to feel better physically are reoccurring thoughts, coming in too often throughout my day. And the fact that I can’t change my circumstance or diagnosis is evident in this post and is the perfect reminder of things I conveniently choose to forget. This ‘Reblog Wednesday’ is from a blogger I hold dear and near to my heart, Stuarthis honesty, love for Christ and life, is what I appreciate from reading his work. I couldn’t appreciate him more than I already do.

This post unraveled the truths of my reality. I can either learn to accept my reality or continue to live in the falsehood of reminiscing of what my life once was – life without the prescription medication and physical pain. It’s up to me. If I can only touch ground, ‘come back to Earth,’ as they say, and stop living in the clouds, I’d be able to open my eyes to see my life as it is. And perhaps only then will my sense of purpose fuel my desire to live a more happy and fulfilled life.

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The conversation with God in the post reminded me of my own conversations with God.

I  want to tell God what to fix in my life …

my diagnosis – fix it, reverse it,

my physical pain – take it away,

my old, ‘normal self’ – bring her back,

my finances – increase it,

my brain / head – make it stop spinning,

my son’s autism diagnosis – make it better,

my happiness – give me more of it.

And all the while, I’ve been praying for what I cannot change. He’s saying surrender, trust me, leave it to me as I do all things for a reason – beyond your humble comprehension. The reasons for it, all will be revealed in due time – patience. And love, love is what I need, it’s what I should be praying more for, so that I may accept my diagnosis with love, accept things that I will not be able to change.

The trials and tribulations are only there to get me away from worldly things and closer to Him.

Have a blessed day.

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I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No.. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary. I asked God to grant me patience. God […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

This has been insane! It’s been pouring awards around my neck of the woods and I’m deeply humbled :: insert happy face here :: Wendi over at Simply Chronically Ill has the best timing! I’ve had a challenging day, between going to the hospital for biopsy of my thyroid and leaving my kids behind telling them mommy is OK, I’ll be right back. There’s nothing like coming home and knowing that Wendi has nominated my blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award. You and your blog friend are amazing and I thank you for thinking of me! If you haven’t been to Wendi’s  blog you must!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…

The Rules:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog

2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions For Me:

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging awards?

To know that a fellow blogger has thought of me enough to consider and nominating me for an award that would have otherwise been given to someone else. The feeling is incredible!

2.  If you were a sports car which one would you want to be and why?

I have no idea about sports cars however, growing up with an older brother, he loved to watch two things, soccer games and NASCAR – we were huge fans of Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. That’s as close to a sports car as I’ll get.

3.  If you could only eat one color of food for a week, what color would it be?

Green, I love vegetables and a good salad, the one with the croutons, cheese, bacon and all that good stuff!

4. What is your favorite movie line and why?

It would have to be from ‘Jerry Maguire’ when Jerry says, ‘Hello. I’m looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where is has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I’m not letting you get rid of me. How about that?’ and then Dorothy replies, ‘Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.’ I mean HELLO ?! Can it get anymore cheesy and romantic and sad and adorable?! I love it!

5.  If you had to leave your house and take only 10 things with you (excluding all living beings) what would they be?

Excluding the 7 other obvious living beings of mine, OK. I’d say, my journal, my phone, my computer, my bible (because I don’t know where we’d be going and I just may need to do some heavy praying), money (because, you know, we’ll get hungry), food (just in case there isn’t any food to buy – I’m prepared!), my washer and dryer, car and ALL birth certificates just in case someone doubts all these kids are actually mine! Because, yes, it happens to me. all. the. time!

6. Describe yourself in two words.

1) Sick – always! ugh, I have Chiari + Syringomyelia and it comes with a lot of chronic pain and 2) listener – great listener

7. What is one sporting activity that you enjoy watching?

Gymnastics, these girls are so talented, it’s amazing – they’re amazing!

8. If you could give one piece of advice for all the world to hear what would it be?

To have more compassion for others, not to be so dismissive of others feelings, to be a little nicer. Be nice, say hello, you never know what others are going through.

“Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already”

9. What is your favorite encouraging quote?

There are a few but some are, “Train yourself to find the blessing in everything,” “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. – James 1:2

“The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming” – Romans 8:18

10. If you had to learn a made up language, which one would you choose and why?

I think I would always want to be fully understood – I wouldn’t make anything up from anything that’d prevent us from getting there.

11. If you were to learn to play an instrument which one would you choose?

I would learn to play the piano. I grew up listening to classical music – growing up my mother always put Ludwig Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Johann Bach and I was also fortunate enough to work at a law firm that often gave me tickets to the ballet for free. Thanks to mami for introducing to classical music.

Questions For My Nominees (thank you Wendi I’ll be borrowing these):

  1.  What is your favorite thing about blogging awards?
  2.   If you were a sports car which one would you want to be and why?
  3.   If you could only eat one color of food for a week, what color would it be?
  4.   What is your favorite movie line and why?
  5.   If you had to leave your house and take only 10 things with you (excluding all living beings) what would they be?
  6.   Describe yourself in two words.
  7.   What is one sporting activity that you enjoy watching?
  8.   If you could give one piece of advice for all the world to hear what would it be?
  9.   What is your favorite encouraging quote?
  10.   If you had to learn a made up language, which one would you choose and why?
  11.   If you were to learn to play an instrument which one would you choose?

My Nominees:

Smiling Through The Pain

Magic In The Everyday

Invisibly Me

A Voice From Iran

To my nominees, please know that I enjoy your blog and think you are amazing! I hope to read your answers soon! Enjoy 😊

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Mystery Blogger Award – 2

Mystery Blogger Award

I want to thank my fellow Chiarian blogger over at Simply Chronically Ill for this amazing nomination! There is nothing like getting recognized by fellow bloggers and this amazing soul is phenomenal and her blog is filled with amazing content, her poetry is both thought provoking and intriguing. She also gives tips on how to save and links to great deals! What’s better than saving?! Thank you again and if you haven’t gone to her blog, pay her a visit! I appreciate how these awards allow you to get to know me, they’re fantastic!

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1. If you could cure one disease, what would it be and why?

This here, this here, is a great one! I would find a cure for Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia – that’s two not one, it’s OK! This thing is both painful and exhausting – find a cure already! I have six babies, SIX, find it now! 😉

2. If you could speak any other language what would it be and why?

Let’s see, my little ones and I speak both English and Spanish and at times I feel it just isn’t enough, so we should definitely try a third! I would speak – and I must thank Google for this, the South Korean dialect of Hanguk. I have Korean descent and would love to dive into something from the culture.

3. If you could do your life over, what is one thing you would change?

Oh wow, this is a bit deep! Although there are times – many, many, many times, where I think my life made a wide turn – or wrong turn, into what I thought wasn’t in my ‘plans’ I am a firm believer of how things change, people change and my life changed for a reason. I have chronic pain and an illness that in 2018 – today, has no cure, and although at times it may seem unfair, unbearable or frustrating, there is nothing God would allow in my life that I wouldn’t be strong enough to bear. 🙏🏽

4. What is one word you wished you heard more often?

Hello. Can we get a simple ‘hello?!’ How hard is that?! It’s often forgotten and dismissed as something that’s not important. I think a simple hello has the power to change someones day, to brighten someones day, to transform an inner most feeling someone may be having on that particular day. Maybe you’ve gone somewhere, entered a room or simply thought of someone but didn’t have the thought or courage of following through – because your excuse is always not having the time, say hello, send a hello to someone, to a friend, to a family member, hell to your spouse that woke up before you saw him/her leave the house! Send them a message and say, hello! So simple, yet so thoughtful and TRUST they’ll appreciate it! Amazing.

My nominees are:

My Li’l Place

Searching For My Inner Zen

Magic In The Everyday

Dorky Mom Doodles

The Godly Chic Diaries

Pink Herald

Mrs. Mother Dirt

Ramblings Of A Wonky Girl

Thank you and you’re welcome, to my nominees for participating. You and your blog are fantastic and deserving of this award – I can’t wait to read your answers!

Here are my questions for my nominees: 

1. If you could cure one disease, what would it be and why?

2. If you could speak any other language what would it be and why?

3. If you could do your life over, what is the one thing you would change?

4. What is one word you wished you heard more often and why?

Thank you Simply Chronically Ill for these questions, they’re great!

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