‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.’
I was thinking today about the many blessings I have been given in my life and God blessed me with a new insight. Many of my blessings have come to me through living with Multiple Sclerosis over the last 37 years. I may not be able to walk tomorrow. I may not be able to see tomorrow. Tomorrow, my brain my not function like it does today. This is the reality I have lived with for 37 years.
I decided early on to live a life full of gratitude for what I have been given instead of living a life in fear of tomorrow; to live a life in the sun instead of the shadows.
The MS episodes have brought me and my wonderful husband closer together. He has always been there to hold me when I needed extra strength and when I was scared. This melded us together as a couple until we have truly become one, as God intended. What a blessing.
Another wonderful blessing I have been given because of MS is photography. I call it “seeing with the eyes of God.” Most of my MS attacks have affected my ability to see. For example, I might wake up one morning and not be able to see out of one of my eyes. An attack may have lasted only a few months, but I wouldn’t know that until my vision returned. Photography has been a contemplative prayer way for God and me to communicate. What a blessing.
I am so glad I choose to live in the sun!
(c) Bonnie Oden 2015