Friday, April 30, 2010

Costochondritis- Letting go of the Past

Hello my crazy and amazing readers,

I don't know about you, but this whole journey has opened my eyes and heart to so much. I've learned tons about myself, my lack of faith, how to gain that faith back with strength, what love is really about, how strong and yet weak I am, and so much more. Yet one thing that has really risen to the top in the midst of this pain- how letting go of the past can bring such freedom to this blessed life.

For me, letting go of where I've been, loving myself for who I am now, and forgiving have been huge a part of this journey, just as much as the physical pain. This physical pain has stopped me in my tracks, opening up a gap of time for me to reflect on the woman I am, and the woman I want to be. And although this pain has kicked my butt in so many ways, I am thankful for the growth in me that has to do with moving forward, cause holding on to the past only weighs you down, filling your life full of rocks, making it almost impossible to fly. So if you are struggling with letting go of your past- your emotional pain of either dealing with your invisible illness or other pain in your life- you might want to check out this great post from a blog I enjoy following. You can check it out HERE. This beautiful post deals with how we often carry around our struggles as badges of honor, instead of letting them roll into the ditches, where they belong. Or maybe that's just stubborn little ol' me. =)

Hugs,
Lucy

6 comments:

  1. Hey Lucy,
    I just wanted to say thanks for the link to my blog, for stopping by with such encouragement, and for your own great blog full of hope and strength and love.
    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  2. Melissa,
    My Pleasure! Thanks for your inspirational blog!
    Lucy

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  3. Hi Sweet Lucy!
    I am writing you from the charming little town of Voorthuizen, Netherlands!!! I am here and did not have much pain on the plane all and since I've been here hardly any!!! Even with hauling a 45 pound suitcase around. You know this is truely a miracle! Just finished training the adults and going to meet with the kids tonight! YiPPEE!
    I do just love your most recent post and the blog you sited. I believe that for most of us, some kind of trauma, good or bad, sends us into this imbalance and that needs to be healed as well as the physical. Think of the Russian matryoshka nesting dolls. Deep inside of our happy painted on faces is a tiny one that needs healing, too.
    I love you and am praying for breakthrough into a new level of pain free living!

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  4. Jenni!

    Hi there from across the ocean! Great to hear from you- I've been praying for you and your trip! I'm SO happy to hear that the plane ride was tolerable- that's SO wonderful. I can't believe you're in the Neterhlands, that is so cool!! Hope the rest of the trip rocks in every way! I'm sure you are amazing with the kids- how fun!

    I love the doll analogy- so so so so true. Thank you so much for the prayers. I so appreciate them with all my heart!

    Hugs and love,
    Lucy

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  5. Wow Lucy, you maintain such a positive attitude and strength of character (to keep going, and digging and sticking with treatments). I really admire that...most of the time I find myself dwelling on negative stuff dealing with my condition.

    Gonna try to take a page from your book!

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  6. Peter,
    That's very kind of you. I try, and often fail to keep a positive attitude...and I think I only post on more positive days! lol. =)

    You hang in there, I know you are really digging and seeking, and for that, I totally commend you. I know it's painful and really tough- sending a hug of support your way!!! And thanks for keeping me posted on what you are trying and how you are doing, I know that so many who read this,and myself, so appreciate your generosity with where you are!

    Hugs,
    Lucy

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