I didn’t sleep well last night. It was too warm and I was in pain. Oh, not enough to worry about, but certainly enough to wake me up from time to time because I needed to be in a different position. My feet are getting worse and my legs are reacting in unpleasant ways. My hip is complaining about a lack of support and probably about my weight as well. Arthritis and neuropathy continue to advance slowly but surely. I’m adapting to some unexpected limitations. I hesitate to even mention my health problems because they are so minor compared to the conditions and diseases of others. It sounds like I’m having a pity party and I hate that! But I felt like I had to provide a little background for why I felt so relieved when I woke up this morning.
The very first thought that came to my mind as I got out of bed was “God has plans for you.”
I seldom have such clear thoughts before I’ve had my morning coffee, so I instantly paid attention. And it was just what I needed, when I needed it. I’ve had some apprehension lately about what I’ll do when I stop teaching. I’ve felt some guilt about how my plans will affect Gary. I’ve wondered about our healthcare options. My mind has been swirling around and around. But now…I feel confident once again that God is working things out in ways that I haven’t even imagined. I just needed a little reminder!