God Has a Plan -A Letter to Myself

(Posted by David, written by Raquel a Chronic Illness Fighter)

Dear Raquel,

It’s May 2013. You have just been told you have CREST, limited Scleroderma.

I’ve never even heard of Scleroderma before. As scary and overwhelming as it all sounds, it’s comforting to know that this diagnosis answers so many questions. My life has come together in just that on word, Scleroderma. My body changed so much over the past 20 years. I’ve been to many doctors and no answers given. I have learned to make adjustments in my life to make myself as comfortable as possible. As I think about this diagnosis it really doesn’t change things much for me. I have already learned to make myself comfortable. I just have to learn as much as I can and do whatever else I need to, to better care for myself. I know I am not the only one with this illness. I feel so lonely in this moment.

I will take things one day at a time, learn whatever I can about this disease and fight. I cannot praise God enough. As I look back at all I have endured over the years and think about all that could have happened. He has held me safe so tightly in His arms. I trust in His plan for me.

Thank you Lord for loving me SO much!!

Raquel, you GOT this!!

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