This is the face you make when you realize you are going to have to be evacuated and you’ve been homebound for over a year.
Leave Florida?? I don’t even go to Wal-mart!!!
This week I’ve been studying in my devotions about the storms of life. Have listened to many sermons on how to keep the faith through hard times.
Ironically, there is a literal storm brewing- Hurricane Irma is on it’s way to Florida…..
My area is under a mandatory evacuation order.
That whole “God Doesn’t give you more than you can handle” statement, I don’t believe is true.
This week, I have been completely ill…more so than usual. Double the pain I usually am in…..an infection….which drains my cortisol. (Cortisol is the stress hormone and with Addison’s disease my body doesn’t make it, so the more stress I’m under from pain or circumstance…or in this case- BOTH…the more cortisol my body uses. I have to artificially replace cortisol with steroids)
Tomorrow I am going to have to make the 12 hour trip back to my home state. With my health now, I no longer am able to drive or work so this trip is an extremely daunting task.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t apprehensive that I have to do this.
But the bottom line is- I HAVE TO DO THIS.
As bad as traveling the 12 hour trip will be, being stuck without power in a flooded home would be even worse.
The storms of life are literal right now. I am fighting not only my disease, lack of finances but also the LITERAL storm raging in the ocean right now.
If I have learned ANYTHING in this life, it is that you have to grit your teeth and keep going.
I will do this.
I will go home for the first time since my diagnosis.
It may take every bit of strength I have.
It may be painful, uncomfortable and difficult- but I can do it.
Life goes on.
I have to press on.
I selfishly ask that those who read this say a prayer that I will have the willpower to push through this situation.
Please pray for all those in the path of this storm and also for those who are struggling from the hurricane in Texas.
Send good vibes, happy thoughts or prayers ❤ Whatever you got!
Sometimes the storms in life are literal……
I’m just holding onto my anchor in this life- My faith.
Ready or not, Carolina- HERE I COME! 😀