I have been thinking lately about the time God has given each of us in this life. And in the time I am given, I want to live every moment with purpose. I have wrestled with the reality that I spend hours on the couch in pain and wondered if this is living purposefully. Why did it take me so long to realize that the time of rest is helping me fight the Lyme so all the time I spend on the couch is not wasted?! Defeating Lyme and getting better means I can be a better wife, teacher, sister, daughter, etc. which makes the many hours I spend on the couch well worth it.
I am so grateful for the many memories I have made with my family this summer even through the pain. And it is hard to believe it is almost time to go home. It is exciting but I am nervous about returning to normal life. I know I will be tempted to overschedule myself and I am trying to set limits now so I don't end up making my health worse again. I am scared about starting shots in place of the IV treatment and wonder how my body will react to the medication. I am nervous to meet new doctors and pray all goes well with that. On a more positive note, I am thrilled to start teaching again. Going back to our church is an exciting thought as well. And I am looking forward to sweet reunions with family and friends who have been praying so much for us. But being home with Shawn is the happiest thought of all.
We are so thankful for God's timing and provision this summer. The past few days have been a blessing. So grateful Shawn is here and that we are all able to spend the last days of summer together. Please pray my pain decreases so I can really enjoy this time with my family. We would also appreciate your prayers for safe travels home and a smooth transition back to life in Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa.