Happy Birthday to Me!
Trying to cram in a decade of thoughts into the time it takes the hair dye to cover my divine blondness on my head:) I didn’t respond last year for many reasons, but I want all of you to know that the little messages mean a lot.
About 10 years ago, I prayed fervently and often for my sister-in-law, Allison, to have a miraculous healing… God took her home and she did, in fact, have a most glorified healing. But I must admit, I did not feel happy about his answer.
Now 10 years later, I have been fighting many “sickness” issues. I went undiagnosed with Lyme disease for 8 years and suffered major pain and long term damage from that. I moved a lot in the last 6 years and ignored more signs of lack of health and went thru the institutional system of health care and got no relief. In the last 2 years, I had an unnecessary gall bladder removal and a horrific error filled colon resection. Katie Ragusa blessed me with a trip of a lifetime to the Kentucky Derby this past May, which brings me full circle to the prayer for Allison that I prayed so long ago.
The major distress I was experiencing from my “gut”; something you don’t want me to elaborate on 🙂 brought me to the place of begging God to take me from the misery and fatigue that was my everyday life. Either heal me or let me go home and be with Jesus! When I returned from Kentucky, I knew I couldn’t exist the way I was living anymore. God gave me a “healing this side of heaven”, answer!
My good fortune was hearing from Suzanne Somers on a morning program talking about leaky gut syndrome and mold poisoning. This began my journey a month ago eradicating the mold and candidate in my system. I have lost 10 of the 40 pounds I gained since 2013 in the last 14 days! Weight loss was not my goal, but it has just melted off since the candidate is not starved for sugar and sending me on food binges like I never had experienced before. I have consulted with a functional medicine doctor in another state to figure out all of the other stuff…hormone imbalance, thyroid disfunction, etc.
I am solidly on the journey to abundant health. My prayer and wish for my own birthday, to be fit and well by the end of the year, has been given to me by a very loving and gracious God.
I got a card from my other precious sister in law, Gail, today that says ‘Wishing you a birthday that’s especially bright and glad And hoping that this year will be the best you’ve ever had’. The card says it all. It is and will be… this is my beginning again… the first day of the best year and many more… the first day of the rest of my life.
I especially want to thank my mom and sister, Debra, Katie and my small group of friends and volunteers (you know who you are) that have truly participated in supporting me and my ministry, non judgmentally and with real loving care and no personal agenda. When others have fallen away, and quite frankly, wished ill for me and my rescue organization, these faithful few have been true and an enormous encouragement to me to “not give up”.
Most especially, to my “rocky road” husband, Darryl Ragusa, who has never left me for long and has always been there for what truly matters. You are my soulmate and I love you and believe God for a supernatural work in our marriage. While others have kicked me when I was down and who will be totally surprised at my strength and fighting spirit returning, you never doubted. You never stopped believing in me and the vision God has for us to live out. That means the world to me!
Thanks to all of you and may God bless and have mercy on each one reading this!
I praise the Holy One, the Alpha and Omega, who has given me the gift of health, mind, soul and body, clarity of mind and an open heart. I pray this for each and every one of you!!!