I want to tell you that I'm okay, we are okay.
I haven't vomited in two weeks, the killer fatigue and brain fog is gone.
I was healed, with just prayer. Coincidentally, it was one day before my scheduled brain MRI. Last week the doctor called about the brain scan and the latest blood work, and told me that there was no tumor to be found.
It was gone.
I'm not going to get into the details now, like why now, why wasn't I healed before, and so on. I just wanted to tell you this. Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly All-Mighty. There was no hocus-pocus, no special healers or any treatments. Just prayer.
Our lives seem to have been turned up-side down so much lately, nothing else is certain except that I will cling to my faith like my life depended on it -
because it does.
Simplicity is near and dear to me still, of course. It's not the be-all, end-all of happiness. I don't even think that we should be running around chasing happiness. There is something much better on offer,
No amount of de-cluttering and minimalism will make us happy, but it can help set us free from attachments to material things.
But I think it's important to not make minimalism the center of our lives either. Having a few extra dishes, or letting your child hold on to a bunch of, um well, junk, should not make us distressed. I've been living with WAY more stuff than I'd ideally like since last Easter. I cleaned out a lot and then decided that the rest could stay for now. I actually regretted cleaning out my mom's old fabric stash. I should have kept some of it for Indiana's crafting. We have made the lilac fairy horse and her silk fairy wings lately, and I realized a larger craft supply stash would be nice. Now, I dislike having a stash of random stuff as craft supplies, but she LOVES to craft and make stuff! And no, most of it isn't things like the horse and the wings, but a bunch of cardboard, glue, scotch tape, stickers and glitter clumped together. And there is lots of it, she is very productive and her dad crafts with her a lot ;)
Since we are not buying this house and my dad and his fiancé would like to move here, and we postponed the building project, we will most likely rent an apartment in our old neighborhood. Our friends are renting out their apartment there and that's what we will most likely rent. We just have to test it out to make sure that none of us gets mold or chemical symptoms. My husband has the most trouble lately. But he can heal too!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your comments, thought and prayers!
Things are a bit strange now, but once they settle, I will hopefully get back to writing about simplicity more frequently.