Caravan Sonnet: Notes from the Porch (Thirty-Six): a huge and humble "thank you"

6/16/15

Notes from the Porch (Thirty-Six): a huge and humble "thank you"

"...do not be afraid... for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." 
-Joshua 1:9-

It is impossible to express how thankful that I am to be home again and for all that God did last week! I arrived home late Friday evening/ early Saturday morning and am slowly getting adjusted to this new intense schedule. 
heading into the office the 1st day
 As I look back and reflect on the time in California I am truly amazed. When I left for California I was so nervous and scared and very fearful as May had been so incredibly difficult with the herx that I experienced. I spent the entire month pretty much flat on my back unable to walk or even sit up for more than a few minutes at a time. The thought of traveling across the country and then starting an intensive round of treatment was the farthest thing on my mind that I wanted to do ... and yet... in the quiet, in the fear, and in the busy the Lord met each moment with such grace and mercy that I look back on last week as truly a healing week in so many different ways. 
The week was intensely busy as we would arrive early at the office and either I would proceed with a doctors appointment, appointment with one of the nurses to learn how to give myself shots (and my amazing mama learned how to give me one of the shots that I will need) or to receive an IV, I was continuously amazed by the peace that encompassed each day. As the day progressed we would head back to the hotel where I would sleep, take more medications, try to eat, and sleep some more. 
the view from our hotel was gorgeous
As I arrived in California I had many moments where I saw in so many ways that the Lord's hand was completely over this trip. From angels that helped us with bags (and suitcases when ours broke) to my amazing medical team, to no severe reaction to any of the new treatment plans, I look back on last week as a miracle. Truly... "wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And HOPE. And LIGHT. And... even beauty." (Joni Erickson Tada)
Some of you have asked what is next. This summer will be extremely intense as we go all out in fighting Lyme from a variety of different angles. As I start this new part of the journey at home I can not begin to express my gratitude to so many of you that have been so incredibly kind in this journey, especially to so many of you who gave financially to make this trip possible. Words can't begin to express my gratitude of your kindness, your generosity, and your blessing in helping to make this trip possible as I would not have been able to go had it not been so.  To my sweet and dear friends who have been lovingly texting me and praying at all hours of the night for so long, especially this last week, thank you thank you thank you. To the sweet blogging world that has touched my heart I am so grateful for you. To so many people that I have not named you are such a blessing.
the 3rd day ... the most difficult one
My doctor was right in so many ways and as I left on Friday and her words resonate with me. This journey is far from over... and I am so grateful for all of you.  As I continue on this journey my heart is full with the humble knowledge that the Lord has shown Himself in so many ways... specifically through your love. Thank you so much. Truly thank you.

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