Abundance??? Abundance!!!

Rain dropps on green grass in sun light flaresAnna is slowly healing. She goes to Pulmonary Rehab Monday through Friday where she walks, bikes, lifts tiny weights, and stretches. Tuesdays are the exception because that’s the day she goes to the clinic to see various medical personnel and her counselor. Yesterday, while waiting for her during one of her appointments, I was reading Jesus Calling. It’s a daily encouragement…like God calling you to tell you just how much He loves you.

It started out, “This is a time of abundance in your life…you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched in warm sunshine…” at about this point I literally sighed, scoffing at these words. Abundance?!? A Meadow?!? Uh, no, I’m sitting in a hallway-turned-waiting-room on a rain soaked, dreary Durham day. My daughter is struggling to recover from her lung transplant. This isn’t my home. I am not working because I am busy taking care of my daughter and without working in my counseling practice I don’t make money. Hello! Abundance??? I don’t think so.

It was a lovely rant. As I stopped to take a breath, I realized instantly that I had missed the point. All those things that are hard in my life right now are true. I am also deeply loved by God. I could stop here and that would be enough. But wait! There’s more! My daughter is being cared for by one of the top lung transplant teams in the country. We are warm and dry on this cold wet day. I have access to healthy food and clean water…I am living in abundance! Sometimes it just takes tilting my brain to see things from a new perspective.

Categories: Acceptance, Anna the lemon, awareness, Emotional Healing, Growth, Healing, integration, lung transplant, Recovery, Self-Help | Tags: , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Abundance??? Abundance!!!

  1. Janeen Boutelle

    3 generations under one roof. A 2 bedroom home. Husband has Parkinson’s. Both adult chdren struggling with dependency issues. I’m out of my mind lots of times. Thank u Karen for shariny this horrendous struggle with us. ME TOO! Im 66 and never planned to have a life like this. God is faithful daily to lift me with blessings. One tree, one conversation, on meal at a time. Praises daily for a faithful,loving father who carries us. Love u. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

  2. Linda Kokjohn

    Thank you Karen, great message!!

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