Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hope - H + C = Cope

'Haven't you ever been in the depths of despair, Marilla?'
'No I have not. To despair is to turn your back on God.'
--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Wow. Talk about feeling encouraged and uplifted. Within a few short days of starting this blog, I have been blessed to have found some fellow Christians out there in the CF community. It's so great to find people with whom I can relate. Gals, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to comment on my blog. I look forward to getting to know one another even more in the days to come.

Leah, one of my new "CF sisters" as I'm going to call them, wrote that she doesn't know how people with CF who don't have hope in Christ can cope with life. To be honest, I don't know either. It scares me to even think about living a life like that.

That's not to say I have a "Pollyanna" attitude. The daily rigors of CF can be very frustrating. Sometimes when I'm on IVs or having to adjust to new meds, I have a rebellious spirit. However, I'm constantly reminded that all that junk is just temporary. God gives me a fulfilling life that is infinitely more enjoyable than taking enzymes, nutritional supplements, vitamins, anitbiotics, inhalers, etc.

The reason I'm living well with CF is because managing the disease is merely something I do because I have to. All of that is secondary to who I am as a wife, daughter, sister, friend and child of God.

I really like Anne of green gables :) Thanks for telling me about the salty water.... maybe I will try to do that and add lemon or something like that. Computers are a nice way to talk, since we don't have to worry about germs this way. I am a germaphob/healthnut. I think CF made me that way out of necessity. If I didn't have CF...I might not be like that so much.
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