Not much time to type tonight, but I'm making time because I have an oh-so-very-exciting praise report to share with you all and I personally like sharing these praises as they happen because my heart just yearns to share the hope it feels!
Anyone know that there's a full moon at full force in approximately 5 hours? I'm sure Lymies do, because full moons are not typically a Lymie's BFFs. But what would you say if I told you that I forgot it was a full moon day until, oh, about an hour ago? Yeah, I wouldn't believe me either.
BECAUSE TODAY IS THE FIRST FULL MOON DAY IN AT LEAST A YEAR WHERE I'VE BEEN FUNCTIONAL.
Seriously, guys, this is kind of a big deal. I literally forgot it was a full moon because every full moon that I can remember for the past year (or longer, possibly, but I've been tracking it the past year) I've literally not been able to even leave the bed. That means not able to take a shower, not able to hold a conversation, not able to sit up, fix/eat meals, change out of my pajamas. But today I've been pretty darn functional for a Lymie on a full moon, and I want to give all the praise and glory for this good day to the One who deserves it--God! I was able to wake up at 7:45 (which rarely, if ever, happens, and usually means I sleep for at least a few hours later in the morning/early afternoon) and feed Lucy InTheSkyWithDiamondsMae Doss, and take a shower, and assemble my own lunch, and have Rog take me to the upper cervical chiropractor, and fix a quick dinner for myself, and switch out my winter/summer clothes. And write this blog. Like I said, kind of a big deal. I still had to use my walker to get around the house (more for balance and just in case I started blacking out which happens at least a few times every day) and my wheelchair at the chiro's office, but I repeat, kind of a big deal. And by "kind of" I obviously mean "definitely."
And I don't think it's a coincidence that this functional-full-moon day is coming at a time during which I've been completely grain-free and sugar-free for the first time ever in my life (almost a month now!), and you can read more about that here. I also don't think it's a coincidence that this good full-moon-day is happening at a time when my mindset (even on days like this past Saturday when I was bedridden all day after an intense herx on Friday night, unable to lift my head from my pillow, with all symptoms flaring 100%, unable to even drink water or eat anything at all till around 6 or 7pm) is in such a good place and my prayer life and spirit of thanksgiving are at an all-time high--all of which automatically lift my mood because, let's get real....when we make it a point to stay in fellowship with God, and when He's the first one we go to when we're thankful, joyful, heartbroken, angry, or any other emotion, it's impossible to remain in the trenches of hopelessness.
All of you fellow Lyme warriors out there understand to such a great extent that this road is long, and hard, and unpredictable, meaning that tomorrow I could have another day where I'm unable to move or eat or anything (because at this point in my journey those bad/not-so-good days still tend to happen more frequently than the good). And meaning that even if I'm fortunate enough to have another good day tomorrow there undoubtedly will be days ahead where I'll completely out of commission and be thoroughly reminded that I'm living with multiple debilitating chronic illnesses and that Lyme is still Lyme and its primary goal is to destroy me and wear me down, but GUESS WHAT--God is still God, too, and He always will be, and He always takes care of His children.
So tonight I am giving Him all the praise that He deserves as fervently as I can--and He deserves it just as much on my bad days as He does on my good days, so no matter what tomorrow, or the next day, or next week, or next month throw my way, I will continue to praise the One who delivers healing.
And I have one of my favorite songs by one of my all-time favorite artists to share with you before I wrap up. Listen to it. It's worth it. I promise.
P.S. On another note, Willie Cauley-Stein and Marcus Lee are both confirmed to return to UK next year, so that's another reason to celebrate. Although the functional-full-moon-day takes the cake today. But only because WCS and Lee will help take Number 9 next year, so they're feeling generous enough to skip the cake today. And now it's Becca's bedtime because she's talking nonsense. In the third person. Third person nonsense. And she's upset because she doesn't like odd numbers so "third person" really bugs her.