(From CaringBridge, Friday, Febuary 20, 2015)
“Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Galations 6:5
That verse came to mind after I posted Wednesday evening. Soon after I posted, I started feeling a little better. In large part, I believe, because I shared my weakness and opened the door for others to be praying for me.
Recently, someone told me they admired my willingness to so openly share about my cancer, saying they thought it must be very hard to do so. “On the contrary,” I said. “Sharing my struggles makes it easier. That way other people can help carry the burden.”
We often have the misguided notion that being strong means never admitting weakness. Instead of keeping our problems to ourselves or refusing to admit we need help, we need to think more like the Apostle Paul, who said, “Therefore, I am well content with my weaknesses… for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10
Yesterday I was able to work all day and was ecstatic to be out of the house. (Thank you, David, for taking me to work!) We had been snowed in since Monday, and I ran out of books to read on Wednesday. I felt like a caged animal and imagine the boredom may have played a role in how bad I felt. With nothing to distract me, I focused on my symptoms.
I am thankful to be feeling pretty good today and very thankful for your prayers and support.
Onward and upward,