Day 8: Inspired



30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 8: A song  and photo to match your mood.


Even though its a very yucky day outside and pretty achey today, I’m feeling very encouraged today. Last week was definitely a hard one. The physical therapy was pretty rough getting started. My blood work all came back normal which for a “normal” person it would be a reason to celebrate while when you are someone looking for answers, it can be disappointing. I’ve also been very tough on myself when it comes to my body image thanks to recent weight gain brought about by inactivity due to pain, the megace treatment, and just making poor choices in general.


However, I am putting it all behind me. I’m getting in the pool tomorrow for physical therapy to see how it helps. I’ve gained a new resolve to not quit fighting my illness and not take “I’m sorry” for an answer. I’ve also signed up for Weight Watchers! At this point I think I really need the structure that it can provide!

I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband. He’s always by my side cheering me on and I cannot be more thankful as he keeps me fighting. He encourages me to never give up. He stands up for me when I don’t have the strength. He is most definitely my better half.  The song I’ve picked for this post definitely makes me thankful for having him in my life. The song is called “I’m Going To Love You Through It,” by Martina McBride. While the song is directed more towards breast cancer, it still rings true for those with chronic illness.

I am so glad I’ve got a husband who is going to love me through it, no matter how long its takes!

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4 comments on “Day 8: Inspired

  1. C.C. @ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:

    Lovely! You are blessed!

  2. Shari@Rain into Rainbows says:

    What a sweet hubby! Love the roses!!

    And don’t give up. NEVER give up. Y’all won’t let me & I won’t let you. We’re in this game known as Chronic Illness together.

    And congrats on joining WW! I’m doing it as well (the online version). It’s great because you’re still tracking even when you can’t manage to track yourself out of the house.

    I don’t know if you’ve ever visited Skinny Taste’s blog, but it’s where we get a lot of our recipes. They’re delicious, simple, and all include Points+ so you’ll know what you’re having.

    Good luck!

  3. cheryl says:

    i totally relate to the frustration with a normal dx. even though i KNEW it was endo, we did a million other tets first. i still recall the mix of relief and disappointment with each normal result….obv great not to hear the C-word, but hard not to have an ANSWER. and, for me at least, i wanted some validation in hearing a cause.

    WW can be great. just be smart. i totally did the wrong thing, wasting 1/3 my pts on a little ting of animal crackers or something and didn’t eat ENOUGH on it which made me a bit ill and quite grouchy. esp with your body always fighting, you need to be sure to fuel it. using WW points SMARTLY can let you do that and still drop a bit of weight too

    gentle hugs.

  4. What a beautiful song/video. I had never heard this song. Thanks for sharing. May God bless you and keep you in His loving arms as you continue your journey!


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