Since I last wrote, God had continued to do such a great healing within my body. I am loving life again and am feeling so free. I began to have an itch to travel. Wanderlust took over...
My two sisters both live in the same state, the same city, and the same house!! And being our relationship is so tight, the desire to be with them again began to grow and grow and grow inside of me. I figured, "Maybe next January I could make my way down and live with them. By that time my colon should be more healed and moving wouldn't be so 'risky'." I began to pray and think more about it. A month quickly passed and I felt the Lord direct me to move now. I panicked, "What? I can't go NOW!! That's too soon!!" But He reassured me that it was time and that He would protect and provide for me. The time was ripe. He took my fear and replaced it with strength and excitement.
As enthusiastic as I was about moving, I was deeply saddened as well. I was leaving everything that I loved...my best friend, my family, my home, my church, my job, etc. But I held on to two things: 1. the promise that the Lord was going to go deeper with me. And 2. the reassurance that He would continue to love on those I left behind. He has been so faithful to His word.
I have been in my new home for three weeks now. It has been fantastic! The Lord has been so sweet in how He loves. He is drawing out past hurts that I have held on to and has been taking them and healing them. Freeing me of burdens I was never meant to carry. He knows that healing me of the "stuff" I have buried inside me, also heals me of UC. It is a beautiful process of refining.
One of my joys has been singing and worshipping with my sisters again. It delights my heart to play music with them and see how far each of us has come over the years in our gifting. The three part harmonies will never get old to me. :)
I suppose you're wondering how my health has been? Well, I am pleased to tell you that I am still doing superb! I am continuing to take my daily supplements as well as sticking with a pretty strict diet. Though, the Lord has been guiding me on what foods to reintroduce into my diet and when to reintroduce them. It is going to be a slow and careful process, but He knows what my body can handle much more than I do, so I put my trust in Him.
Food wise, it had been a challenge finding recipes that don't flop, food that satisfies, and that is nutritious and healing for my colon as well. But I can say I think I've gotten pretty good at it over the months. Thus, the Lord decided to hand me a job right in that sphere. A friend from my church has to be on a similar diet as mine and is too busy to cook, so she asked me to cook for her! A job I was glad to accept. It is a joy for me to help someone else who is in a similar boat as I am, with food. So my search for new recipes has begun!
Praise the Lord for His goodness. I am happy, healthy, and learning so much! I am excited to continue my journey here with my sisters in a new state.
Thank you all for your endless prayers. They have played such a huge part in my recovery. Bless you all!!