Sunday, February 21, 2010

Still Kickin'

Still alive around these parts. I feel like I have been so absent from the blog world. I am behind on reading and writing. Eh well!

Have successfully completed one week of The Shred. My quads feel like they are on fire still. Thanks to my workout buddy, Hilary, I have stayed motivated! I would have been MORE than happy to put it off for weeks if we weren't doing it together. Thanks, Hilary!!


I am still waiting to hear about another part-time job. Administrative Assistant. Still up in the air about what I think, but I am trusting the Lord's timing for work and school.

Speaking of school, I was supposed to start grad school last week, but for some reason my class was dropped. I'm a little annoyed because I am anxious to get going. I start in late March now.


The health in the house has not been real good. If you have been reading here for a bit, you know my BIL, Mike, has been struggling with fainting for no reason or warning. He has seen world renown doctors who can't figure it out. We are trying to retrain his brain. Whatever that means.

The fainting has increased, unfortunately. In fact, he fainted sitting down the other night, which has not happened since this started in October. His headaches (everyday) are still at pain levels of 8/10 a good portion of the time. My sister remains at home (in Ohio) because she has to work. My BIL's doctors are here, in Boston.

Not fun.

My brother's seizures have also been increasing. He is going through some medicine changes, but that always take a significant amount of time. Like months.


We are reminded every day of the Lord's goodness and His hand in each situation. We fear things like Mike smacking his head on something and killing himself. It's a fear we have give to the Lord because the anxiety alone is enough to put you over the edge.

Habakkuk 3:18-19
"yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
He enables me to go on the heights.


Sarah said...

I like how in the verse it's 'will' - it's an action. So often I think this trust is just going to come but that action of choosing to rejoice and trust even under the avalanche of uncertainty you are facing. I will continue to pray!!

Hilary said...

Oh, well thank YOU for being my accountability partner! I totally would have given up by now if not for you. So, thanks for doing this with me. And ya, I did level 2 tonight..why?? I don't know. I'll be sorry tomorrow I think :)

I will be praying for your job situation and like you said...all in God's timing. I know it's hard to wait sometimes for His timing, but it's so worth it.

Also, I'm sorry to hear about your BIL and brother. I pray things get figured out very soon for them and for peace for you. I pray healing over both of them right now!

Shauna and Ben said...

Oh Jillian! She delights in others pain. Good for you. I'm kicking myself into high gear here lately, too. Tobi's 18 mos. so no more using her as my excuse, i guess.
That so stinks about Mike, and your brother. You know that verse is a fav of mine...
We still have not gotten together...lets do that SOOON!