Now, on to my new experience-
Yesterday, Brian and I made the short drive to Dallas to visit Whole Foods for the first time. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I found the store to be much like Central Market. Since I've never really purchased a lot of groceries at Central Market, I can't really compare price, but I can say that Whole Foods was pretty pricey, especially when I'm used to buying the store brands at Wal Mart or my local grocery store. But, I am committed to my health, so price seems a little less important than it used to. Still, I have a hard time paying $9 for a small container of almond butter (I am no longer eating peanut butter).
To say the least, it was a wonderful experience. We spent about 2 hours in the store, meandering up and down the aisles, looking for things that are free of all the things that I've cut out of my diet, which is almost everything. In addition, we went ahead and took the plunge to replace all of our cleaning products and toiletry items with more natural versions. I don't know that any of this will do any good, but I do know that these less harsh varieties are soothing to the skin.
In other news, I am headed back to work tomorrow. I do think that it will be a hard day, physically, but I'm ready to return to some normalcy. My body is definitely tired. I wouldn't recommend 2 surgeries in 13 days unless it's an absolute necessity. This has been hard on the 'ole body.
But, mostly I'm feeling good. I feel that I'm getting stronger and stronger each day. I feel the healing power of God upon me, and that is a powerful thing.
Today, can you please pray with us for these things:
- Total and complete healing. Right now, my body is a bit worn down. Please pray for renewed strength and endurance.
-Stamina to finish work days
-TREATMENT DECISIONS - Please continue to pray that the Lord would make treatment decisions for us, that He would guide us to the very best treatment plan, and that we would rest peacefully knowing that this plan is from Him. Pray that we would be guarded from making any wrong or harmful decisions.
-My weight. They say to never talk about a girl's weight, but lets talk about my weight. Since I've totally renewed my way of eating, I've consistently been dropping weight. Please pray that my body would hold at a healthy weight. I'm having a bit of trouble with this. My doctor has ordered me to gain 8lbs. It's just hard to get enough calories when you are eating totally pure and natural food.
-The Lord's work in us - My prayer has continually been that God would allow me to boast in Him, not in me. This is not about me.
During my time with the Lord on Friday, I prayed, "God, please just guide me to your truths for my life this morning." Quickly, I was led to Psalm 118. Let me share verse 17 with you, "I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done."
I'm claiming this for my life!