Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hope!

When you are up against an illness such
as Anorexia it is very pervasive.  Creeping
into every aspect of your family life.  

When can we eat?
Who has to be there?
What do we eat?
Did you get your lipids?

Crazy!


But, sometimes this brings opportunities
for unexpected joy.


Yesterday was one such day.
Chelsea and I were at lunch.
We went to a favorite restaurant 
for their chicken corn soup....
the best ever, I swear!


Anyway....we were sitting there
and out of the blue
Chelsea said that she 
is feeling happy for the 
first time in a long time.

She can feel the difference that 
nutrition and fluids are 
making in her body.

Up until now food has only
brought her pain and anxiety.
But now there is HOPE!


Please keep up your prayers 
for us in this struggle.
It is not an easy road to 
walk, 
but we are not walking alone.


I write these things that are intensely 
personal in the hope that someone 
else on a similar journey will find
support and a HOPE of their own.
This post is Chelsea approved....
   I would not do this without her blessing.
Thanks to Emma Rabe for taking 
fun photos on Sunday.

Psalm 33:20
We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 52:9
I will praise you forever 
for what you have done; 
in your name I will hope
for your name is good. 
I will praise you in the
presence of your saints.

17 comments:

LemonyRenee' said...

You all remain in our prayers. PTL for the glimmer of wisdom and joy . . .

detweilermom said...

You and Chelsea are in my prays. She is truly a beautiful girl inside and out.

judy said...

Becky,

What a beautiful and powerful post.... I just love the pictures of Chelsea! Such a beautiful girl! I am so glad she is feeling happy and sees a difference....that is clear and certain progress!

Praying the progress continues and this ugly disease is gone from your live forever very soon!

Judy

Phyllis said...

I am still praying for your family. I am so happy that she is feeling happy. I appreciate your sharing so we can pray more effectively. We love you all.

Vee said...

Sweet photos... The issues that you are dealing with have not touched my family, but I do so appreciate the candor and wit because some things like hope in the ONE Who rescues us are true across the board. God bless Chelsea as she "works the program."

Marydon said...

G'day Becky ~ You all are so strong & going to get thru this beautifully ... HE is the best support team one can have. Chelsea is beautiful ... prayers continue for you all.

Hugs, Marydon

Susy said...

Whatever would we do without the Lord?

Debby said...

Chelsea is beautiful and so deserving of feeling happy. I will keep her in my prayers.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I'm glad that Chelsea is happy. She is a beautiful young girl, inside and outside, and deserves happiness.

jAne said...

He walks before you
to prepare the path.
These bits of hope
and happiness are
indeed precious
and everything
wonderful.

Holding you close at heart
in prayer <><

jAne

Tracy said...

I'm SO very glad to hear that Chelsea is doing well, and particularly that she is feeling happy. Prayers are answered!

Lisa said...

Hopefully this is a wonderful beginning for her. I must say, the pictures are gorgeous!! Prayers to Chelsea as she continues her journey to recovery!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becky,
That was such a touching post!
I am praying, my friend!
Yvonne

Brittany Ann said...

Praise the Lord.

I know you asked me on Workout Wednesday a while back about exercise regulations for anorexic clients. I promise to cover that this week.

Praying and rooting for your sweet girl!

Elena said...

That is such wonderful news that Chelsea is feeling better. I will pray for her continued healing!

Melissa G. said...

Hope is a wonderful thing.
Thanks for sharing.
I am praying.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This was a blessed post to read Becky. I know your faith in God is carrying you all through, and I'm sure that both you and Chelsea are and will continue to be an inspiration for others.
I'm praying too.
Blessings,
Marcia