A soft-spoken, elderly acquaintance sent me a card. Her handwriting was barely legible, likely from Parkinson’s Disease. “...So few of us will ever identify with the suffering Jesus endured. You have a window into His sacrifice that I’ll never know. He must love you so.” My heart, yes my entire attitude was altered that day.
Chronic Illness Posts
Yet you have never let any of this dull your sparkle. And you have faced far more loneliness and uncertainty than anyone should have to face, let alone a seventeen-year-old. Yet you carry it all with grace. I’ve never known how you do it.
My husband, Will, and I recently celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. I look back with gratitude on the years we have shared together, and I thank the Lord for the blessings that we have experienced in our marriage affected by chronic illness.
May these Bible verses be balm for a mother's soul and be words of truth that will lift you up as you continue in your parenting journey.
Our mental, emotional, and spiritual health need rest. We need to care for these areas with the fight and dedication that we take care of our physical health.