Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Butterfly

Looks as though today may somewhat of a struggle also. I was hoping to wake up feeling better than yesterday, but not to be. I'm struggling still with bone pain, fatigue and a general feeling of blah. I had been told that the effects of this chemo regime would be cumulative so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. It really goes against my nature to stay lazy 3 days in a row, but I guess I'll have to give in to it. Baby Logan is here with me but he sleeps a good part of the day so we'll just enjoy each other's company when we're awake.

I've heard it said that if we were to help the butterfly remove itself from the cocoon, the butterfly would not be strong enough to survive. It is the struggle that prepares the butterfly to become strong enough to fly. Without the struggle in the cocoon, it could not survive as a butterfly.

The Lord prepares each of us in similar ways. The Lord knows our struggle and will make our life an instrument in His hand if we will follow Him with an upright heart. He does make all things beautiful In His Time if we are willing to be patient.


  1. I remember those "hit by a train" feelings with the chemo!!! I thought those days would never end --- but they did, finally! I lost my taste for most things, and I'm not sure I could have eaten the liver even if I tried!!!!

    So glad you came to my blog today! It brought me here to YOU! I'll be praying for you as you go this this part of your treatment. It isn't easy, I know!!!! Hope today is a better one for you!


  2. I am so glad that you took a moment to comment on my blog, Roxanne. I am glad that I found you. Chemo did get tougher as I went along, but I was not alone either...


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