The colors of hope

The following post was written on February 25th just two days before my husband’s brain tumor was discovered. I’m just now able to publish it.

Raising awareness of many illnesses that are diagnosed is a crucial part of helping to bring hope to a community. We use colors of the spectrum to show how we support and acknowledge the cause of awareness which brings so much comfort to those who suffer. I have two brave friends who have bravely fought the scary color pink. Many more, myself included, struggle to heal with the vibrant TBI color green. I know a few beautiful ladies who battle purple which waves bravely as it fights chronic illnesses. My very own grandmother wore the purple hues of lupus for many years. But there is a new color I see now. A color I too am currently aware of as blending into the fabric of my days. It was the color of my favorite oversized BUM Equipment sweatshirt I wore as a teen. The color of my husband’s favorite polo he wore to church almost every Lord’s Day. The color of sunrises, and sunsets that give each day’s start and end rays of hope. The color of the kingly butterfly which soars into the sky every summer to keep our heads and eyes looking up. Today God is giving me hope as I wear this color. And today I’m wearing….

The color orange.

Friends, after 4 MRI tests, I have been diagnosed with a significant case of relapsing-remitting MS. The amazing MS specialist believes I’ve been suffering from it for over 5 years now, along with the difficulties of post-concussion syndrome. I’m so thankful that God heard my cries for help and answers. It’s a tough diagnosis but at least we know the core of what’s been wrong and why my health issues are worsening. Because I went so long undiagnosed or treated my MS has progressed to RRMS which has effected my ability to walk and my vision. Please pray for my family as we have a lot to think about and process as we carry on in our journey together.

I woke up a few mornings ago with these verses on my heart. Romans 8:28, Proverbs 3:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11. God is so good.

I love you all.

Viv πŸ¦‹

Author: Viv

I'm a spoonie mom whose husband is fighting glioblastoma diagnosed 3/25/21. πŸ™

33 thoughts on “The colors of hope”

  1. Viv, I don’t have to tell you that God is in total control. We are looking through dark glasses at this time but SUNDAY’S COMMING. hang in there and know I ,and we, are all praying God’s will be done . Love to you all. Beverly

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  2. Viv, it seems like, β€œWhen it rains it pours,” is a fitting statement for your family during this difficult time. Please know I will continue to lift you (and yours) up in prayer. God’s best to you.

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  3. Oh viv, may the Lord hold you tight at this time. Continuing to lift you and your husband in prayer πŸ™πŸ½.
    His healing hand be upon you both. May He fill you with peace and comfort you.

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    1. Dearest Manu, I went to bed praying the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5) over this family crisis to be ever present. Love you and thank you for praying with us!!

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  4. Praying for you,may you receive the strength to overcome all your physical weaknesses .Thank you very much for your trusts in the Lord ,He will certainly stand beside you to win over it .Take care.God blessπŸŒΉπŸ™

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  5. I’m so sorry, Viv. It’s not been an easy battle for you and your family, but you all are such warriors. So brave and inspiring. Prayers going up that you will all feel His comfort and peace in this difficult time. He’s got you wrapped in His wings. Continued prayer for all of you with lots of love. ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀

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