As per today, the COVID-19 pandemic has already affected 213 countries, more than 4.5 million people, and taken more than 303.000 lives.
I read that COVID-19 poses a threat to vulnerable communities that are already coping with high levels of hunger. It is estimates that 135 million people in 55 countries currently face acute hunger – mostly as a result of the pandemic, conflicts, and the effects of climate change and economic crises.
Friends, we may not be able to feed the 5000. But, we can share our bread and fish.
::: ALWAYS BE THANKFUL
People may think I’m struggling with cancer,
and I have nothing left but suffering.
They are so wrong.
In my heart I feel joy, love and contentment.
I have everything.
I have a roof over my head,
I have a good place to sleep,
I have clothes and shoes,
I have food on my table,
I have a fine family,
I have a wonderful and handsome husband,
I have friends,
I have birds visiting me everyday on my balcony.
In good times and bad times,
I have strength and hope,
I’m beyond blessed.
Lately, I always wake up very early at 4am.
It’s still dark and quiet outside.
The first thing that comes in to my mind
is to thank my Heavenly Father,
for giving me another new day.
I pray what Jesus taught me to pray.
I sing worship songs until the birds start their concert before sunrise, around 5 am.
They sing so loud and lively for an hour.
I enjoy them so much.
Being grateful and thankful
makes me happy for a whole day.
I am aware that this is my moment,
it’s a wonderful gift given to me,
and it’s valuable.
Being grateful changes my heart.
It brings me courage and eliminates fear,
it brings me the sense of enough (grace) and not a sense of scarcity,
it drives me to share what I have,
to share encouragement with you,
and to help the needy and the poor.
::: ALWAYS MAINTAIN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP
I am blessed with a good relationship.
I think it makes me radiate happiness.
I never feel lonely.
I never feel isolated.
I am so connected to my husband, Tobias,
to my family and to my best friends.
I have a very good quality of marriage with lots of affection and love.
I can count on Tobias when the going gets tough.
I feel secure, loved, and satisfied.
Even though my physical discomfort rises,
my mood stays happy.
it’s not fame, not wealth, not great achievement,
that we needed to go after to have a good life.
But healthy relationships,
with our loved ones,
with our family, our friends, our community.
This is what matters most.
Life is too short for bickering, heartburning, calling names.
There’s only time for loving.
Let’s open our heart and senses,
let’s replace our isolated time in front of a screen with people time- online and offline
let’s revive our old relationships,
let’s reach out to that family member who we haven’t spoken to in years,
let’s forgive and don’t hold grudges,
let’s embody our love for others.
When we are grateful,
we can enjoy what we have,
we can be a gift to humanity.
So, remember to always be grateful 😊
Listen to this 😊
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,”
Hebrews 12:28 ESV
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
James 1:22 ESV
::: UPDATE ABOUT ME
3 Years Post Biopsy
Midline Pontine Glioblastoma/DIPG Grade IV
On Thursday, May 28th I will receive the 33rd round of Avastin. My doctor still wants me to continue with this treatment.
Yesterday, on May 14th I had a FET-PET-scan to see where my tumour is actively progressing. I’m still waiting for the result sent to me by mail. Yeah, somehow the pandemic is delaying my treatment, including not being able to see my doctor and talk to her.
I am getting worse pretty rapidly, day by day.
For now, I increased dexamethasone to 10 mg daily. It doesn’t slow down my symptoms from worsening. There are no new symptoms, but all my symptoms get more intense. It pretty much limits everything I want to do. Every movement feels unfocused and heavy. I have difficulty forming words and speaking, my voice sounds nasal, I need a rollator to move at home, I have severe head pressure, double vision, balance issues, bowel issues to the point where I can’t control my bowel anymore, tingling pain on my left arm and on my face, weakness of my right arm, and many fits of laughter. I need to be in a wheelchair when leaving my flat.
Please go to “My Medical History” for more details.
Thanks for remember me and my family in your prayers 🙏
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