I haven't blogged in while. Not because I don't like doing it but because the days are literally slipping by. The days turn into weeks which turn into months and here I am 4 months later attempting to write.
In Isaiah 46:3-4, scripture says "I have created you and cared for you since you were born. I will be your God through all your lifetime, Yes, even when your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you." With such good hairdressers these days, I'm not sure about the hair white with age, but I know that God will be with me all of my lifetime and take care of me for all of my days.
I have been thinking about age or getting older a good bit lately. I have always thought that I never "felt my age". I have always thought I was pretty active, played hard, and tried to stay in fairly good shape. I have loved that feeling. Well recently things have changed somewhat. I have been struggling with my hands....lots of pain and not the strength I am used to having. I finally decided to go to the doctor and have things checked out. Convinced I either had carpal tunnel or a torn ligament of some sort. I go, have an xray and wait for the results. The doctor actually called me with the results and said it with neither of those things. It was arthritis! In that moment I felt old as dirt. Arthritis...isn't that an old persons problem, not mine. She said it was from the "wear and tear" on your body. Wear and tear! Heck had I known I would pay like this for playing hard I might not would have played so hard. I mean when you are younger you are encouraged to be active, play sports, enjoy life but no one tells you you might pay for it later in life. As I started to read about arthritis, it stated that this particular kind shows up in women around the age of 55. BINGO! For the next four days I am exactly that. Then I got sad thinking if I hurt this bad at 55, what the heck will 56 bring!
I have finally put on my big girl panties and realized that no matter what the age of 56 brings, I will have my God, my family and my friends right beside me. Even though I might be "feeling my age"
I am determined to press through the pain and not let it get the best of me. My mom has been dealing with arthritis for many years and I rarely hear her complain about it so hopefully I will follow in her footsteps! Here's to turning another year older.