We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Freedom

I think I am beyond the worst in the pregnancy sickness department.
At least for this pregnancy. 

And that is where I get the word Freedom. 

Sickness is so confining. 
Debilitating. 
Extremely limiting. 
Frustrating. 
Depressing. 

I have had 2 1/2 months of feeling crappy and that my body is unpredictable and weak.

In many ways, I feel like my life has just been suspended because of the limitations of been sick and tired. I am excited to get back to business and be more actively engaged in my life. 

In many ways, my life couldn't stop. I still needed to be a wife and mother. But, I couldn't cook or even enter the kitchen. I couldn't shop or even help put the groceries away. I couldn't clean as effectively or as thoroughly. So, you can imagine what our house looks like.  Well, maybe not because Nathan has been doing a great job trying to keep everything up along with everything else he has going on. 

I still have a little job and I needed to follow through and perform for that, too. Which I was able to do, again, with Nathan's help. 

I guess I'm just saying, I am grateful for a healthy body. 
Our bodies can do such amazing things. 
I am grateful that my health is returning and I can get back to doing the things I am used to doing everyday.

I have deep sympathy for people who suffer from chronic illness and mental illness. 
My cousin just blogged about things happening for a reason. 
I think pain and suffering happen for a reason too. 
And sometimes that reason is to bring new life into this world. 
Sometimes it is for us to learn patience and to rely on the Lord. 
Sometimes it is so we can more than sympathize with others, so we can empathize. 


I may have a lingering few weeks of sickness left, but I know that for some, it never leaves.
I hope and pray that they have times of relief and strength and more than just fleeting. 

I also hope they know and take advantage of the Atonement. 
Jesus Christ is the only one who knows EXACTLY what each of us suffer individually. 
He may not take our ailments away but he surely has born them with us. 
He can sustain us. 
He can inspire us. 
He can uplift us. 
He can free us. 

And He often does it whether we recognize it or not. 
He is always there.

3 comments:

The Yuan Fam said...

I think the transition between feeling crappy and feeling better is tough. I remember just thinking if only I felt better I could do all these things. Then once you feel better it's overwhelming thinking about all the stuff that you have to catch up on. I'm so so very glad you're feeling better. On the up and up!!!

Becky said...

That is so true Amy! Thanks! I love you.

Sandy said...

I have so much admiration for women who can always interject the the love our Savior has for us into a conversation. It does not come easily to me and it does to you. Perhaps because you have been a missionary. It also shows that you are close to his spirit and it is very much a part of you. Love you.