Nov 4, 2010

Crossing that Bridge


 Most of you may not know that I have been cleaning other people's homes for almost 8 years now. It has been a great way to earn some income while still being able to homeschool my children and be home more than if I had a full time job. I am my own boss, it pays well, I make my own schedule and I can change things when needed. I have been so blessed to have the most wonderful clients in the world too! I seriously could not have asked for better as far as the people I have worked for.

   Over the last several months, my health became more challenging leading up to an official diagnoses of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I have had symptoms literally for YEARS, but I somehow managed to keep pushing through all that I needed to do~until now. My husband and I had a conversation not too long ago about what would happen if I got to the point that I could no longer work the way I have been. He said "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it". Well, we are at that bridge and it is time to cross it!! I feel like I am at the point where I simply can not keep demanding things of my body that are only making me feel worse. I have pushed my body to do things that I didn't feel like doing for SO long, that I now think my body is totally rebelling!!

   I recently became a certified yoga teacher through Holy Yoga and am waiting to see what God has for me in that area of my life. I am teaching a gentle class at my church each week and am praying for another space to open up soon. My goal is to phase out all of my cleaning jobs and only teach yoga. I'm not sure what God has planned though:) I am having to remind myself that His timing is always perfect! He knows exactly what I can and can't handle and I'm so thankful for His care for me.

   I would greatly appreciate prayer for:
      1-God's provision as I am unable to work as much
      2-Open doors for me to teach yoga
      3-Answers as to what treatment is best for my body
      4-FAITH to trust God in ALL areas of my life

  Prayer is powerful and I would feel blessed to have the prayers of fellow believers:)

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you." Jer. 29: 11-12


  1. have you thought about taking on private HY sessions?? i have 3 set up already. that's where you can make $$...just a thought.

    in it all with you.

    be free, dear sister, be free.

    shalom - jami

  2. Sending prayers your way. It is hard when our bodies say one thing and our minds say something else. I hope the yoga classes work out well for you.

  3. That's sooo hard! I'm praying for you!!!

    Thanks for swinging by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better, and swapping ideas/stories about life with Fibro. God is good, all the time, no matter what. Let's keep resting in that today.

  4. you do what you need to do ! I've known a few people with fibromyalgia and it's not easy.

    I love your new blog, it's so pretty ...something happened the other day because I couldn't read it didn't load right or something but I am glad it's good now~