This week’s Fashion Friday is one dear to my heart and thanks to Cents of Style, their new “Life Is” shirt line is just what I needed. For I’m living in a season right now, where even though I may face the unknown, this phrase, Life is Beautiful is a perfect reminder to thank God for every breath and every day.
Recently, I’ve been dealing with health issues I’ve never had to deal with before. It’s been 6 months. I’ve gone through a time of frustration, sadness, worry, doubt, uncertainty and self-pity. I needed to find a way to get myself out if this pit, and have faith that everything will work out.
It’s just different when it comes to health for me. Other things I seem to handle, but not knowing what’s going on inside of me has been hard to deal with. I work out and eat healthy, yet I still needed a healing strategy. My faith has been tossed in the wind. Yet, I continue to hold on to the one who holds me. My God in whom I trust.
Last month, the day before my 41st birthday, I scheduled my first endoscopy. I left the doctor’s office feeling relieved knowing that I’d soon find some answers. Hopefully. However, 2 weeks later, because of insurance conflicts, I needed to cancel the surgery. I was back to square one.
This past weekend, things got complicated. Ruben and Hadara rushed me to ER. I prayed before we left for God to prepare my heart for any diagnosis and give me the strength to understand His plan and will. After blood tests, and a CT scan, I was released after 4 hours with nothing serious to show, but just a cold virus to get over. We were all so thankful to the Lord for this praise report. I left feeling the Lord’s peace and a new hope renewed in me.
The whole truth, is that yes I doubted sometimes and was afraid some nights as I lay awake in bed wondering, how could I make the most of my life with the time I’m given. What would happen to my family, and so many others if I was not here? Those thoughts crossed my mind, yet I refused to let them become my final outcome because I stand on the promises God has set before me. I chose to listen to the voice of truth and even laying there in that CT scan bed as I held my breath, I chose to see my life is beautiful. I’m alive!
Honestly, it’s been a time of me reflecting. My life. Realizing how important the things in life really are and how I want to savor the slow. In all of this self-examination, I’ve been reminded by this negative obstacle just how beautiful life really is. . . my life. Life in general. Being a mom and wife. Loving my family and living life like every breath is significant. Yes, to breath and embrace every moment. Giving all that I can so that when I’m gone, many can know that life is beautiful. None of us know the time or season when we will leave this earth, for life is a vapor.
So, just in case you’ve forgotten or got off course like me. You may want to declare your own “Life Is” season by wearing it proudly.
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What season of life are you going through? I would love to hear your “Life Is” story!
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