Sunday, April 02, 2006

When challenges get hard

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Friday's journal entry for my 21 day challenge was done with paper! I have been thinking that if this challenge is really about creating a good schedule for me and my family, then taking up all my time doing a fancy digi LO every day is just taking away the very time I need to do what I am trying to do for us, and that is not really the point of this, right? So I decided to make myself an art journal that is 8.5x11 and the digi pages I do can go in there printed at 8x8 and most days I'm just writing out my feelings like this, and that way I have the most time I can for my family and I am still doing this for me!

So, you may be wondering why would the challenge be so hard for me? Well, if you read my blog a week ago you may remember my post about the pothole that was swallowing the city, I kind of laughed it off and made a joke about us hitting this huge crater sized hole. But I have actually been in more and more pain every day, dealing with a crazy week-long headache and excruciating neck pain. I am this crazy girl who likes to ignore things thinking they will go away if I try extra hard to smile and carry on like normal. A few of my good friends finally brought it to my attention how very bad my state was getting and reminded me that I am no good to anyone when I am in this much pain! Thank goodness for friends once again!!! Cam stayed home from work for the day on Friday and I layed on ice for the morning, I wrote this journal page well waiting with my mom to see a doctor at the hospital. He said I have bad whiplash injuries , I will need treatments, and prescribed tylenol 3 for the pain. I am disappointed to say the T3 isn't working much, but it sure is nice to know what's wrong with me! Today was unbearable, and all I could do was ice and sleep ( I'm really not a big suck, I'm usually good with any pain!) I am so glad that Cam is such a great Dad to the girls so they still had a fun daddy Saturday! And my mom came by and made meatballs and rice and steamed cauliflower for the family. I really am so very blessed, scrapping fun aside, I mean the things that really really matter...Amazing friends, a beautiful supportive family, and a good and loving God.
Years after I have retired my creative passions these are the things that will really matter, and I am so very thankful.

If I can ask those of you who pray, to pray for me, I would really appreciate it. There are so many areas of my life that require me to be feeling better than this.
thank-you so very much and God Bless you all,


Amber Joy said...

hey, you definitely have my prayers, I understand what bad headaches are like, I get them, too. I am praying and thinking about you right now, and thinking about how awesome you are. have a good one!

My Life and My Loves said...

i'm so sorry to hear that you are in pain. i was kinda wondering why you hadn't posted in a few days. i do believe in prayer - blessings - Lauren

Sam said...

It's good that you recognized that you need to take care of yourself. And thank goodness for friends that are wise enough to point those things out to us.

Take care!


Candy said...

Wow, that is awful! Will say a prayer for you and your family. Hope you are feeling better very soon!

Carrie said...

I certainly hope you feel better really soon. I used to work at a chiropractor's office, so I know how bad the pain can get. I look forward to seeing more of your journal. I love the colorfulness of this entry!

Eminepala said...


I'm so sorry to hear that... I will definitely pray for you... Keep having faith...

God bless you


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