my 14 days of 44: day 5 – our fighting words friday after a stormy and flare-y few days

Today is day five of my 14 days of 44 – and I hate that I had to miss days three and four. As is being reported all over the news, a huge storm system came through my state yesterday, causing severe thunderstorms as well as tornados and a huge shift in temperature.

One of the storms was frighteningly close to our Mom, Pop, and GJ, and we thank the Lord that they are safe. We are also fine here in the Hippie Hut – but the changes in barometric pressure have been so significant that this little spoonie has just been on fire.

an accurate spoonie forecast.

Some systems are worse than others for symptoms and this one has just been. . . ROUGH.

my lupie rash, puffy all over, throbbing joints. A nasty visit from the flare bear.

As always though, despite this flare, as I sit here having some red beans and rice for breakfast writing to you, I’m snoodled up with the world’s best weenie dog and the world’s most handsome grey feline, our precious daughter is resting in the other room with our grandpup, and my amazing better half just said goodbye for work. All of our family is safe from the storms. There is much to be thankful for. ❤

my helpers for fighting words friday. ❤

It is important to remember the goodness of God and lean into His strength, especially in challenging times – like during times of illness. I certainly don’t mean this in a Pollyanna, toxic positivity sort of way – but rather in a sense of seeking Him in prayer and being honest with Him when we are going through both good and difficult things. He is our Provider and will see us through.

With that in mind, this week’s Fighting Words Friday is Romans 12:12:

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12 (NIV)

I think it’s such a lovely verse to meditate on and keep close to our hearts.

Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other. See you tomorrow for day 6 of my 14 days of 44. ❤

Grace and Blessings.

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