The last two days have been crazy busy with hospitals, doctors offices, tests, specialists and more lab work. I have been stuck with more needles in the last year than I have in my whole life combined. Today I think I am on the verge of receiving even more answers and that gives me hope. 

I also have a thankfulness that I can’t describe. The word “thankful” just doesn’t do this feeling any justice. I am thankful today for a doctor who truly listened to me even though he doesn’t know a lot about CLD. He was willing to think outside the box with me so that I could get longterm antibiotics without having to pay hundreds or thousands to go see a Lyme specialist doctor. He even looked beyond my current issues and found something that could be causing some of my other symptoms. I am also incredibly thankful for insurance that will help pay for long-term antibiotics – something I wasn’t sure would be possible. 

But even more than those things, I am thankful for the people who pray for me weekly, daily, hourly. And by that I mean they don’t just tell me they are going to pray for me. I mean they ask me to give them day by day specific prayer requests. They send me two page prayer emails, scriptures and prayer texts and pray over me at church. I am thankful for my friends who live out their faith by offering to babysit so that Ryan and I can get a much-needed date night and by taking my daughter strawberry picking and to the park so she won’t have to sit in yet another doctors office with me…even when these friends are in the midst of their own trials. That alone is worth more than gold to me. I am in your debt. (You know who you are.)

And by the way, for those of you praying that today’s appointment would go well – thank you for that because it did and I got exactly what I needed. Yay, God! 

 So to those of you who are in this amazing group of people, I am beyond humbled and so thankful. With tears streaming down my face, I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea how much this kind of love and support has helped me get through this season of my life. I don’t know where I would be without you. Thank you for living out scripture for me and my family to witness and for being Jesus’ hands and feet to us. I am so blessed to be a part of a church who truly knows what it means to be the body of Christ. 

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'” Matthew 25:40 

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

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