Thursday, March 8, 2012

Back in Full Swing

Dear Body,

Please stop doing crazy things! Enough with the rare allergies and infections already! I would love to get back into the full swing of things, but it's awfully difficult when you choose not to cooperate. I'm grateful for you and all the things you can do. Let's be friends okay?! No more fighting. 


I really am grateful for all that my body can do. I know it could be so much worse. Today as I was leaving the doctors office I saw a young woman leaving another office in tears. I don't know her or her story, but I felt so sad for her. I wondered what sad news she had just received. It broke my heart. I said a little silent prayer for her in that moment, and I hope she will be okay. One thing I'll say for suffering, it increases your empathy in a way nothing else can. Your heart hurts when you see others in pain.

Dear Body,

Thank you for teaching me to be patient. Thank you for teaching me to empathize with others and recognize when they are in pain. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to develop greater faith and hope. Thank you for all the things that you can do so well! Thank you for carrying me through many difficult challenges. Thank you for not giving up on me, even when you are tired. I am grateful for you. One of these days you and I are going to be back in the full swing of things, and won't it be so wonderful?! Until then, thanks for enduring so many challenges with so much strength. 



Danny said...

Thanks Lynley. I am so very lucky to have such a sweet, tender, and determined lady as my wife. I love you.

Lynley Jill said...

Ahh, thanks Danny! I'm blessed to have you for my husband. You are wonderful! Thanks for always being so positive and encouraging. I love you too:)