Friday, February 19, 2010

I love living life! I am happy!

This has been a short week for me....I don't even know where the time went. But many months leading up to this week I have been living day to day. The reality is that I have been struggling with headaches and heart spasms. Over the last month I have spoken with a few Brain specialists. I wish I could say this is the first time I have had to face doctors begging for answers…
Unfortunately, 10 years ago I found myself sitting in front of a doctor who told me I needed brain surgery. It seemed like just a few days and I was already scheduled for the day that would change my life forever. I could go in to detail about those years….but, the one thing I remember most is when the physical therapist told me to walk and I kept falling. I was crying and she said, “Diana, you don’t need to walk a mile…or a block…just take one step at a time…put one foot in front of the other. It wasn’t the surgery that changed my life….it was the image of putting one foot in front of the other and eventually you will get there. So simple…but for me at times it has been extremely difficult. Perhaps you are going through something very difficult in your life. Like the loss of a job, an illness, or loss of a child. And some days you may feel like you can’t even get out of bed….I hope that you remember this post =-)! Just put one foot in front of the other and eventually you will get there!
I met with a wonderful doctor who took the time to put my heart at rest. Isn't it amazing how it just takes one person to look into your eyes, take time to tell you exactly what you have and then tell you, "It's going to be ok Diana! You don’t have to have brain surgery". It changes your day...or most importantly your life. God is so great, on Tuesday this doctor found out what all the others doctors couldn't and I am now on my road to recovery. My head is not hurting as often and the chest pain is less every day. God answered my prayer by giving me that one person who would calm my fears! I’m already feeling better!!! So, tomorrow I will get up with a smile…because I know that God gives me the ability to take one day at a time, one step at a time, and the gift of helping one child at a time through all the wonderful people who took the time to care throughout my life.
I hope my story inspires you to hang in there when things get tough. I was sent this through twitter just about the same time I was meeting with the doctor. Boy does he put life in to perspective! This post is for all of you who think you cannot take another step…those of you who are suffering in silence….those who are unseen….
Check out this video!
God bless you all!
Diana Joy

Proverbs 23:18
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

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