Progress and Prayers

Dear Readers, I’m so grateful for the huge overflowing of kindness and prayers received by so many as I push along towards healing. I am getting stronger in many ways although my emotions are healing at a slower pace than my body. I’ve reached out to several prayer groups for prayer as well as many of you individually. I feel your prayers for me and the comfort of the Holy Spirit as I have struggled off and on under the stifling blanket of depression. I’m still battling challenges of my emotional health but God has given me a profound sense of His love in the midst of this storm. He has used several blog posts from old and new friends, and my weekly Bible study with Kim, to hold me up and to keep my eyes fixed upon Him. He has heard the cries of my heart, and given me scriptures after scriptures to wash away sorrows leaving hope, and pouring truth to my soul. Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers! Truly, I’m grateful for this body of believers who have loved on me and showered me with support. ❀

As I mentioned before, I am getting much stronger physically. I can see a HUGE difference in contrast to where I was a year ago to where I am now.

Last year walking was a huge obstacle that seemed insurmountable. There were moments I wanted to give up trying to walk because this exercise made me feel worse instead of better. I could barely walk to my next door neighbor’s house and back without needing hours to recover deep inside my head. When mentioning it to my Dr. she said something about the cerebellum and how it was changing, and to not go beyond my physical limits but to still walk as much as I could. It seemed like a catch 22 because I needed to walk but it’s effects were so scary, I was afraid. But I kept trying. I would wait several days and try again. It was a long arduous process. Trying, waiting, trying again because I knew I couldn’t give up. So, keeping at it, pushing through the pain and fear I’m excited to report I can now walk three houses down my road, nearly 1/2 of a mile!! This is huge because there was a time three years ago, I couldn’t even walk to the bathroom and my husband had to carry me from room to room because my muscles were so weak.

I am physically gaining strength but still facing the challenge of not able to handle climbing more than one or two stairs at a time. My balance is not great and there seems to be a mild disconnection between my head and legs leaving me feeling all Loosey Goosey and wobbly in the space around me. My dear husband is like my own personal scout, scouting out places, locations and surroundings, making sure my body can handle it before we try adventuring out there into the world. My husband also has the additional challenge of handling all things pertaining to our downstairs basement/laundry room since I can not handle going down them unless I go slowly on my rear end. This is exhausting and doesn’t leave much energy left over for other tasks like laundry, cleaning, or sorting so those tasks rest on him now.

Your prayers are very much appreciated and I just want you to know I’m truly seeing results! God is slowly healing me and He is giving me moments of reprieve from the TBI, glimpses of hope and good sunny days. I’m able to handle social settings better (minus the stairs) and I need less recovery time then I required before. I even went to church last Sunday and was greatly encouraged by it.

The road to recovery is long and hard but I do see progress. And like a dear friend once said to me, “slow progress is still progress anyway.”

Much love,

Viv ❀

Here’s a link to my podcast where I was given the privilege of sharing my story.

Romans 11:33-36

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

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Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

57 thoughts on “Progress and Prayers”

  1. You are such an inspiration. Sharing your journey with us all is a privilege for us. May the Lord wrap you in His loving healing arms, sending you love and prayers πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜Š.

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    1. Thank you for your love and prayers! I’m so glad you commented because when I wrote about blog posts from friends “old and new” I was thinking of your post, and beautiful words from Isaiah. Much love! β€πŸ€—

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  2. I am so proud of you. Every day is anew day…unless you are dealing with a set of problems that just keep coming back. Our God truely is working in your life and I am so thankful to be able to offer you up in prayer. Your husband is a warrior too and he is also in my prayers for strength and hang on power. Gods blessings on all of your family…keep looking up.

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    1. I am grateful for your prayers dear Beverly! Yes, my husband is a strong man and my rock. He has so much extra on his plate but does it with no complaint, he just does it. Hugs!!

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  3. Praise be the Lord who daily gives us His benefits! Big shout out to your hubby Viv, who is a living example of God’s grace in a physical body. Big shout out to you for not QUITTING. You kept the course and will continue to fight the good fight of faith. Big shout out to Abba – whoop whooopp – He is mending broken areas and bringing restoration to His child (one moment at a time). 1/2 a mile Viv? Super big deal!

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    1. Yes! My hubby is a true warrior and example of committment in the hard times. Oh, sweet girl, there were times I was tempted to quit but I know God wouldn’t let me and my kids either! Lol! Yes, I’m not yet ready for the Virginia 10 miler….but maybe one day!!

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      1. Amen Viv! That he is. Can I tell you a secret, 3/4 of us here aren’t ready for the Virginia 10 miler either πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. I’m so glad that quitting wasn’t contingent on you…isn’t that another evidence of God’s faithfulness of His love to you my sweet friend πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ€—

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      2. Lol!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ God is so good and so wonderful dear Deandra and I praise Him. No matter what, we can praise Him for everything knowing He is sovereign and has us in his loving arms always. ❀❀❀

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      3. Yessssssssssss…that’s the crux of the matter isn’t it Viv **deep satisfied exhale*** He is Sovereign and Lord over all. Love you girlfriend ❀️❀️❀️

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  4. I just started reading your post. You sound like a strong Woman. Your title of your post caught my eye. The Whispers. I have been talking about that for awhile now. The Fathers strength and spirit are within all of us.

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    1. Thank you for reading dear Sandra! I’m so glad you found my blog. Yes, God’s whispers to my heart through His word is such a beautiful gift. I’m thankful for your support and look forward to read more from you also. πŸ€—

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  5. Will continue praying. ❀ So glad you have a supportive family, and that you don't give up! Keep going. You're doing great. ❀


      1. Awwww, let the water works start! Lol, we shed happy ones only! 🀣😒🀣😒 Big big hugs and many prayers. ❀❀❀❀

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  6. I’m praying sister Vivian that the Lord would continue to strengthen you and bring you healing. In the name of Jesus. I’m thankful to hear you are making progress. You’re an inspiration! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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    1. Dear Dawn, thank you so much. πŸ€—Yes, in Jesus’ name, sometimes I start my prayers saying that as well as end them saying in Jesus’ name. He is our loving advocate before the Throne of Grace. Awwww, much love! πŸ’–πŸ€—

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  7. Viv, I want to share a post with you that might be helpful. From time to time, I also struggle with depression which has led me to write about it.
    I realize that I have no idea what you are going through, and I know there are no easy answers. But I pray that this may help in some small way. Love you, Little Sister! Blessings!

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    1. Awwwww yes!! Laughter is great medicine. My 13 year old son makes me laugh a lot!! He’s a regular ham bone. Thanks for sharing, relating and offering your post. It means a lot that others can empathize and understand. My depression is a result of my injury but I do think, at times it’s worse because of my hormones. I love you Cindy!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜šπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Awwww, yes. I’m getting there. I appreciate your prayers Stuart, on behalf of my husband and me. I know you’re a prayer warrior and it’s a comfort to know others are praying. Bless u Brother Stu.

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    1. Hi Richard! So very glad to have you back! I’m thinking you captured some great photos out West and look forward to seeing them. 😊

      Thank you so much! I’m getting stronger every day! God bless you!πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸŒ·

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    1. I really do. He’s had to grow too in this way and see that I’m truly as God says the “weaker vessel” and in need of TLC. He’s come a long way and I’m very blessed indeed! Grace.

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