Saturday, January 8, 2011

A New Day

Hello to you all today.

I love knowing that each day we have the opportunity to start again.  It's such a gift.  I never know what is ahead and I like it that way.  I think I would give up if I knew ahead of time.....

This has been one of the longest stretches of pain and fatigue I've had in a long time.  The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are fighting me hard.  But I've been able to rest and my dear husband, Rob, is doing his best to take care of me.  I'm getting better at asking him for what I need.  For so long I hesitated to ask... pride is an ugly thing!

He has his own problems.  He has heart trouble and has a torn rotator cuff (in three places) on his shoulder and is bi-polar.  Some days its like the blind leading the blind at our house.  We are trying to find peace in our midst. 

We have great kids and they are very supportive and that helps too.  And we have our faith.  We couldn't make it through this without God almighty on our side!

I found an article today written by Christine Miserandino.  Its called "The Spoon Theory".  I had never read it before.  I really liked the way she explained her illness.  Here is a link to the site:  The only thing I would add to it is that somedays, I start out with no spoons and have nothing to spend.  These are the days I lean even harder on Jesus and rely on Him completely.  I take Him at His word that He will be with me always.  These moments are a precious balm to a wounded body and soul.

I hope and pray that today has been a good one for you and that you will find peace in Jesus.

Blessings to you,



  1. The Spoon Theory is a great one isn't it. Yet there are days we have nothing ourselves and no spoons. That's okay. We are never alone with God! Lovely post Elaine...listing you and your husband up in prayer today.

  2. Thanks Renee,
    I appreciate the prayers. It's so good to know that God always hears us and will provide all we need. Here's hoping for more spoons tomorrow:)