Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Back in the Saddle

It's taken me awhile to get "back in the saddle" with our home life after being gone a month. Now it's time to get "back in the saddle" with blogging :)

The big question is: Are we feeling better?

The answer is yes and no. If we look back to April, we can see that we have improved a bit. We are a little stronger. If we try to "do things" it doesn't take us quite as long to recover...usually. Each day there are still hurdles to jump - various aches/pains/allergies keep us from doing all that we'd like to do. We can get discouraged if we don't look past those things to see the overall picture.

The next big question: Do we have to move?

NO! We didn't feel so much improved in the dry climate to need to think about moving to one. Also, my husband located a source of mold in our home (in the air purifier filter portion of our furnace of all places) that could be removed. We also had the whole house fogged with a special (very expensive) chemical that kills molds and neutralizes the mycotoxins from molds, along with having our ducts and vents vacuamed out. We think we've found the source of why we weren't able to eradicate our yeast/fungal infection. Now our medicines and supplements should be able to make progress and help our bodies to get back to normal. That's our prayer.

The BIG Answer: Our Triune God

When we found out about our incredibly high mold antibodies and we didn't know what was causing that problem in our bodies we thought we'd have to move, possibly to another state. We thought we'd become so sensitive to the various molds in this climate that we'd have to move to get better. We wanted to get better, but we DID NOT WANT TO MOVE. We prayed to get better and to be able to stay in our home...as we know many of our friends and family prayed too. An answer of yes to both of those requests seemed impossible. But "with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26) He has taught us this, so we are not afraid to ask him for the "impossible."

The next big answer: The prayers of the saints

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we've been shown. Your prayers, notes of encouragement, phone calls, care of my husband while we were away, have blessed us more than you can know. God heard your prayers and built us up with them. We thank our God for every remembrance of you.(Phil. 1:3)

My mom gave me a wonderful reminder that Jan Karon had illustrated so wonderfully in one of her Mitford books (mom read the passage from the book to me over the phone this week.) "In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (italics emphasis mine.) 1 Thess 5:18. Keep thanking God for what He has given the Mcs this last year and a half. He is working it for our good. (Rom 8:28.) Thanks be to God!

2 comments:

Erin said...

AMEN!!!

I am SO happy we don't have to move. I am SO happy we found the mold in our house. I am SO happy we have God!

Traci said...

Thank goodness for the Lord!! When I read your post Mrs. Mac, I got a little teary eyed. I'm so glad that you all don't have to move. It's amazing how God has been helping you!