Ever since I've come home I've walked through pink balloons with words of encouragement written on them. Upstairs, downstairs...everywhere pink balloons and crepe paper streamers. My dear daughter and her friend who is like my daughter wanted it to be a happy homecoming. Also, every time I walk up or down my stairs I'm surrounded by cards and letters of encouragement.
As much as I hate to admit it, not every day feels likes pink balloons and streamers. Yesterday was one of the bad days. One of the difficult days. Bleary eyed after a night of poor sleep and pain I finally caved in to take a nap on the couch. The effects of a muscle relaxer making the edges of my brain less edgy, less determined to keep pushing through.
As I made my foggy way to the couch I got a glimpse of this balloon and now it is something I keep reminding myself. Wise words written by my daughter who knew I would need this reminder. Now I keep saying this over and over.
The change in my life is forever....this is a positive change I believe because God knows I always need worked on. No change is without pain, no growth is without pain....I know all of this is for good and will have HUGE kingdom impact.
BUT, this affliction is only temporary, and even in this affliction I'm blessed beyond belief. I am cancer free. I am surrounded by 24 hour care through this amazing community. My eternal salvation is secure in Christ.
It's only temporary and life is to be lived again! Super yay!
So, no matter your affliction I hope you get a pink balloon reminder that it's only temporary and that God fills you with grace enough for the day.