We all face trials

 

Being brave means falling down sometimes but getting right back up and trying again. It is not always easy to keep pushing, but it is necessary. When we face challenges, and we keep going even if it is in small increments, we eventually overcome the situation.

Now, not every situation is ideal nor do we always “win.” Yet, when we allow ourselves to quit and give up, we often face a lot of regret. Regret causes more self-doubt, and our negativity keeps us from trying and accomplishing the wonderful things that we have been put here to do.

We are wonderfully made and resilient. Our minds are powerful and when we persevere, we are rewarded with miraculous outcomes. Being brave not only requires hope and faith, but also consistency. Keep moving forward, showing up for yourself and those around you. You never know who will be inspired by your actions.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

2 thoughts on “We all face trials

  1. Thank you for the encouragement to not give up! Life is tough at times but like you mentioned, when we keep moving forward it will be worth it.

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