Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, or how much we want something, things just don’t work out the way we’ve planned!
Anyone who really knows me, knows just how much I would choose the natural route when it comes to my health. I truly believe God can heal, I believe our bodies are designed to heal, and that if you put those two together, everything should work out. But I also acknowledge that I am an imperfect person, living imperfectly in an imperfect world! So now a hysterectomy is in my near future.
I know God prepared me to accept this when I was with my daughter as she labored to give birth. Her dream was to have a natural, water birth, with no drugs and minimal interference, but after laboring for 18 hours, her body was too tired out to progress and she submitted to the help they could offer her. I now have a beautiful granddaughter, and as a mother I was “feeling her pain” of not having things go as planned, but thankful that she had help available. It was then that I realized, her and I are not so different. I have been peri-menopausal for probably about 12 years and have tried all kinds of herbs to help with my many symptoms, to no avail. So I too, have realized my body needs help, and no matter how much I desired to go natural into menopause, I have come to face the decision that will help me to be healthy.
I am scared, I won’t lie, but I am confident that this is the right path for me. I am thankful that God has allowed me the use of my womb to give birth, naturally, to my five children. But the work is done and it’s time to go! I will be thankful to see my symptoms gone, too!
Have I convinced myself? Ask me how I’m doing around Thanksgiving! If you’re wondering if this challenges my faith? The answer is, “No!” God is with me through all of this. He calms my fears and gives me a peace that my circumstance doesn’t offer. I would love to here how God has brought you through difficult circumstances or just love to hear that you will add your prayers to those who are praying with me.
May God bless you with his peace!