We’re only six days into December but I’m walking into my third week of being ill.
I’ve been battling a nasty cold ever since I wandered into Virginia on a business trip and I’m literally sick of it. I don’t know what grab a hold of me up in Roanoke but goodness, it’s been rough. It doesn’t help that full winter mode has set in here in Winston-Salem. We’ve only had one day of sunshine the last five and it’s seriously beginning to weigh on me.
Winter and I have a love/hate relationship that hearkens back to 2011. I love small increments of snow but I hate the cold. I love the joy of Christmas time but I hate the constant grey of the sky. I’ve not been diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) but winter does not help with maintaining mental health.
A few posts ago I mentioned that our family was going through some difficulty. I asked for prayer but kept it pretty vague. I wasn’t sure, at the time, if it was appropriate to share but I have since gained approval. My grandfather, mom’s dad, was recently diagnosed with blood cancer. He’s in his 70’s but he has been sick for a very, very long time. The test results showed that the cancer had not progressed to Leukemia but would have had they not caught it. This has been incredibly hard on my family as we are all very close. Please, keep them, and us, in your thoughts and prayers? It would mean the world to my family. ❤
As you’ve probably caught on, today is Tuesday and that means I’m sharing a post from this week’s Finding Who We Are contributor! Her name is Allison, she’s been diagnosed with Autism, and she finds her healing in God, photography, and blogging. She used to be hosted here on WordPress as “Autisticaplanet” but has recently changed over to blogger under the name “Through 1 Filter.” She contributed to our photography section a few months back, as well. I will provide the link for that below!
Her story is incredibly powerful and I’m so excited to share it with you all tomorrow. The last six weeks of this series have been wonderful and I expect that trend to continue. I hope that you have been equally as blessed, encouraged, and uplifted as I have been. If you would like to contribute to have your story told, please, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to personally ask all of you but my time is extremely limited. Please don’t hesitate to ask us. I promise that I won’t say no. 🙂
So, in preparation for tomorrow, follow the link below to her site and the link to her contribution to Confession. and get to know my great friend Allison.
Allison’s blog: Through 1 Filter
Her post on Confession’s: Your Confessions Through Photography
You are loved.
You are valued.