Another year is coming to a close. It’s been a year of challenges, trials, change, good things and many blessings. As I reflect on this year it was also another year of Covid. The biggest change for me was the home I rented for 13 years and the home Larry and I lived in for sold. It was time for me to go but also it was hard because I loved that home. It was harder and harder to look after with sore knees. Earlier in the year I was told that I had a torn miniscus, an injury and a sprain in my knee. I was also told I had arthritis in both knees and the kind I have just gets worse and worse.
For me that’s really hard because I have a very physical job and this year I’m September I’m on the top floor of the school and the stairs are brutal for me. The hardest thing for me is not being able to afford the knee brace my knee needs, but not my other knee is just as bad. Last week I found a naturopathic doctor who is giving me prolotherapy which is sugar shots and saline. Sugar has healing properties that can stop that chronic pain I suffer with. The doctor I’m going to see is awesome and he’s helping me with treatments and other things I need. I look forward to not having constant pain. I’m strengthening my knees right now and working on losing more weight and eating better. I stopped for Christmas but will get back on it. In 2022 I plan on putting my health number one. Life is too short to keep sabotaging my health. With no pain I can many things. It’s a game changer.
Back to moving cleaning a house and packing, selling and moving was a lot for me. I have incredible friends who came and helped me move, clean and were there for moral support. I had no idea what God had just the right place for me to go to. A place where I could have my dog and my rabbit and I have the most amazing landlords. I have a tiny suite but I realized I don’t need lots of room and the room I have is adequate. I also have a fairly big yard fully fenced that Zeke can be in and my rabbit. It’s so quiet at this place and the house is right by the river on two sides of the house. It’s a very peaceful neighbourhood and I’m very blessed to live here. Change was hard initially but so good now.
I’ve learned about simple things and my word for 2022 is to continue with simplicity, joy and inspiration. God is moving me in great ways and I love that. For the first time in a long time I feel contempment, I feel peace and love. I will continue to write my memoirs. For the first time since writing them I feel peace about that and even with the hard enteries, God is using them for His glory. That’s all I ever wanted because without Him in my life there is no story to tell. God always uses our trials and our hurts for His Glory. He turns ashes into beauty. He takes broken cisterns and mends them and molds them into a masterpiece. I love that so much. Don’t be afraid to share your testimonies. God will use them to encourage others. A big thank you to all my readers on my blog. Thank you for joining me as I continue to write about what God is doing and has done for me.
Happy New year to each and everyone of you. What are your words for the upcoming year? I would love to hear them in the comments below.