No, this isn’t in terms of the Crohn’s. We got back from Mexico yesterday, and actually the Crohn’s did just fine. I ate a lot of eggs with tomatoes, ham, and peppers, chicken stir-fry, TONS of pineapple, and bunches of Lara bars. It wasn’t very exciting, but it kept me safe, and the Crohn’s did not act up while I was there. As an added bonus, I lost 3 pounds! I’m at the weight that I’ve wanted to be at for years. 🙂
No, the reality is in terms of life, and financial struggles. My husband and I know without a shadow of a doubt we were to go to Mexico on this missions trip. But before we even got home, we got word from an investor that he’s backing out of a key deal. Where does that leave us? Out of money, again. We’ve been here so many times over the past 22 months. How we’ve made it this far is a miracle of God. The money we spent to go to Mexico would have paid for a month plus of mortgage. We can pay this months mortgage and stave off foreclosure for another month, but after that….there is nothing left. Back to the food bank I go, and I wonder how I’m going to pay for the meds I need for the Crohn’s.
That’s just the reality of the business of our life right now.
But on the personal side of life, we still trust God, and I remember Chabba. I met him in the dump of Puerto Vallarta. I’ve written about him in my Mexico journal, which I’ll start posting in a day or two. When things get tough, I just need to think of Chabba, and the lessons he taught me.
Watch for his story in my journal. It’s an amazing one, and one that gives me hope.