I haven’t talked about my illness. I’d rather not get into it, but I will mention that I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2017. At the time of my diagnosis, the disease was so far gone that I went into kidney failure. The myeloma also weakened my bones and we found broken ribs and a broken vertebrae on the x-ray. I had cement put in my backbone while at the hospital, and was in a wheelchair, then walker, and finally a cane for months. Now I am walking fine, thank the Lord, and my disease is in remission. My biggest health issue is dialysis. My kidneys never recovered, and I’m still praying for healing.
In the meantime, I go to dialysis three days a week, for 3 1/2 hours at a time. I have gotten some good Bible study, worked on my drawing, did lots of coloring, and am learning Latin during dialysis. I am also going through some good devotional books.
I finished The Mission of Motherhood in December. This book, by Sally Clarkson, encourages mothers to embrace their role.
Now I’m reading The Ministry of Motherhood. I have homework in this book. Even though I have all that time at dialysis, it is still thoughtful work that will take time to finish. I am writing a letter to each of my children telling them what gifts I think God has given them, and how He can use them in the kingdom. It’s weighty stuff. Would you like to join me on this mission? This ministry? Let me know. What are you reading?