Sunday, November 25, 2018

Goodbye November Hello December

Oh my goodness, I am not sure where the time has gone! November has seemed to to have flown by and crawled by at the same time!
I started out thinking I would be able to keep a smooth blogging schedule! Lol I think the Lord had other plans along with this crazy body of mine.
I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! Our family did, all though stressful and chaotic.
My youngest woke up Monday with the worst sore throat of her life! We would soon learn she had the worse case of strep she has had since having her tonsils removed when she was a little thing.
I have been under the weather for a few weeks. Tuesday my temp was 101.4. Not good for someone on immune suppressants. So it was my turn to head to the doctor.!
I would soon learn a lingering infection had caused a nasty bronchitis and if I hadn't went to the doctor when I had I would have spent thanksgiving in the hospital.
So after a week of high dose steroids and antibiotic. After all the family get together's have came and gone! I find myself not at church this morning... Instead I am on the couch wrapped up in a blanket on day seven of no voice! 
Still even as I type this... I find my thoughts scanning the things I am so thankful for and even the things I am still trying to be thankful for and be content in the sate of life I have today.
I have had an emotional few months! Man steroids are no joke! Weaning of of them after a year was harder than I thought and has proven that it was making more than I thought.
Have you ever faced a giant that your not sure how to handle ? How to navigate through it ?
This November has been one of those times.
I have learned I have am not able to do a lot of the things I was once did. I can not go none stop... To someone who may have a good day and be able to tick off a few items from my list and then be down for three days.
I am learning that is okay.
 I have not learned however how to stay no and stand my ground. I have taken notes though I promise that I don't want Christmas to be that way!
It doesn't matter if we celebrate our time together in a dining room or a heated garage. Or if its in a restaurant. What matters most is that we are together. I have to say this isn't what I thought I would share with you today! I am glad that I can share my heart. I learned along time ago that often someone else feels the same way as I am. I hope some part of my journey gives someone else hope.
I have a much different normal than what I had 5 years ago.  Today I have several major health mountains. I want to be thankful for this journey as well as much as I was for the earlier one. November has been a wonderful reminder to be thankful for the the losses as well as or gains. To be thankful for the the littlest thing like the wet kiss from out our pet dog London to the some of the greatest gift of time spent with family even more than that Gods love.
I am not saying this is the easiest the thing to do. But I want to learn to be in a constant state of thankfulness even on the worst days. 
On another not we hosted both my husbands family and my families thanks giving dinners! I have people in my home this week! We have some wonderful memories! 
Here are some of my favorite pictures form the this week! 

 Every year when I look back something has changed. This year we have gained someone I am sure will be my son in law in the future. Our family has changed the dynamics of how our home is ran has changed. One thing that hasn't changed is how thankful I am for my beautiful family and how thankful I am to be here to celebrate the most wonderful time the year with those I love! All though things are very different from what I would like them to be... I have came a long way over the past few years and today is better than it was then. I cant wait to enjoy the weeks that lead to the Birthday celebration of a Savior!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing a glimpse of time with me! I pray your week to come is filled with blessings! 
Blessings ~Shellie


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures here! I don't always get to see them on social media so I'm so glad that I did here! I love seeing my beautiful friend and my other family :) I hope to meet your new family addition really soon, hope you guys can make a visit up when the weather is nice again and we can relax in the sound! I love you so so very much, and I'm so glad that you are a part of my life!
    I'm so sorry for all of your health struggles, you are such a strong woman, and I've grown so much stronger just from watching your journey, but sometimes I Just wish God would take it all away and make you all better again. I can't wait until the day that he does, you're such a beautiful inspiration to me, and one of my favorite people in the whold world! I love you my best friend! Thank you for always being there for me!!!!

    1. Praying you get to meet our new addition soon as well! I miss you so and I am so incredibly blessed to have you in my life! God knew exactly what He was doing when He brought us to one another!
      Relaxing in the sound! That sounds marvelous!I do hope we see each other before warm weather though!
      As far as my health goes....
      I was praying this week when I felt utterly frustrated! As much as I hate all that has happened I know He has a plan and there will be beauty for these ashes! It has made me slow down and gave me time to do things I love. like write. I am not sure how great I am at it... I sure do enjoy it though! I love you my beautiful bestie! Thank you for always being there for me as well!


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