Have you ever had a week that was so bad yet, you still felt the Lord’s protection??
I had a week just like that. Allow me to share my stupidity with the world.
I tend to be an “Under-reactor” to medical situations. I’m a “Less is more” type of person. If I need some medical attention, I will ALWAYS lead towards a more natural way to handle things. This works well, until you’re dealing with something more serious. I learned this lesson the hard way.
I knew I had been dealing with a kidney stone/stones on and off for quite a few months. I figured my body would rid itself of this little invader on its own. I took some herbal supplements, Chanca Piedra, Drank lots of water and waited…and waited…and waited. Finally I started to realize that this was getting worse, not better. The stone wasn’t coming out.
I finally headed to my family practioner and she sent me off for a CT scan. Within a week, I was in the hospital having surgery. Major surgery! Not fun, I needed to be intubated surgery!
During this whole process, I could feel the Lords presence. I knew He was with me, BUT, He was also allowing me to suffer the consequences of my own stupidity.
The Lord got me into radiology quickly. He got the results to my doctor the same day and HE got me a miracle appointment with the specialist. (He was booked up till September of 2021.) He had me bring my copy “Just in case” the specialist didn’t have the ct scan images, which he didn’t have. Everything fell into place to help me rid my body from these stones.
As I was praying, Which was a hot mess. I actually said to the Lord, “I’m so upset, I don’t even know what to say? I let these stones go for so long that now I need surgery. You know me, You know what I need. Help me to get through this and learn from it.”
He did!! What I realized is that I’m not 30 anymore. My body doesn’t heal as quickly and actually needs more care. I’ve learned that I need to stay on top of things and not put them off. I may be exercising and eating healthy but that doesn’t make any difference if I’m going to ignore my health in other areas. I need more balance.
Having to sit around and not do anything is very annoying to me. For those that know me in real life will tell you that I’m a hyper-active, cheerful, mess of a mom. 🤷♀️ I’m a sarcastic, Jesus-Loving, woman who finds the humor in almost every area of life, even my own stupidity.
My stupidity is your gain. I decided to start working on my New Bible Journal for 2021. I absolutely love how it came out!
I got these beautiful graphics from Digital Curio on Etsy. These are from their “Galaxy Bundle”. I really love their art. I also love that a commercial license comes with the purchase. I DO NOT have to reference them or even mention them, I do it because I value their work. I always try to link to the designer that I got the digital files from. If I don’t mention anyone it’s because I designed it myself. (Those would be the ones that don’t look as good. 😂) I originally purchased these for my daughters school planner. I’m still planning on making it but I also used it for my bible Journal. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I have a quick presentation so you can see what is in this planner. I did add in some stickers, but not too many.
I love creating these planners. I used the font, “Noteworthy” for this planner. Why do I share this?? So that you can use the same font to personalize your planner. I know it drives me crazy when my planner fonts don’t match. Is that just me?? 😳
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I forgot to tell you the BEST Part!! My stones were so bad, he could only do one kidney at a time. For those who pray, Please pray for me. My next surgery is scheduled for January 5th, 2021. So far I’m hoping that 2021 is better then how it’s starting.
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My life isn’t perfect, I’m far from perfect, yet, the Lord chose to save me!! Me!! A perfectly, imperfect wife and mother. I’m glad you enjoy my planners but really, in the whole picture of our lives, it’s nothing compared to God’s Love for us!
May you all have a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Blessed, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year.