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Thursday, January 26, 2012

~One Of Those Months~

Have you ever had one of those days?  Well, I have had one of those months!  I struggle with migraines.  I know some people say it is just a headache, but until you have had a migraine or know someone really close to you who suffers from them it is hard to understand they are more then a headache.  I know my triggers.  I am very aware of what I eat, drink, the hours I sleep and the need to exercise to help with stress.  But no matter how careful I live my life, the migraines still come.  This month I have had more days with them then without.  I take my medicine faithfully, to try to avoid this. I get up, get as much done as I can before they hit.  When they hit I go into auto pilot to get me through the rest of my day.  If I am lucky I might get a little nap in to help me make it.  I can't just stop.  I have two beautiful active girls who need me.  I have student council, choir, 3 nights of ballet, gymnastic, Young Women's and activity days to get my girls to, and don't forget homework, play dates, date nights, family time, dinners, laundry, ironing, cleaning, and preparing lessons for my super cool primary kids.  Life goes on whether I feel good or not.  I was looking over some of my favorite blogs when I came across this amazing quote by Elder Holland.  It made me realize I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me, He loves me, He knows what I am going through, He knows my struggles and when I feel I can't go on another day He lifts me up and I make it another day.  There is happiness in the end, good things will come,  I just need to take one day at a time.


Rifle Fam said...

You should read that conference talk that the quote comes from - I love it. It is one of my favorite talks. It makes the quote mean so much more.
An High Priest of Good Things to Come - Oct 1999 general conference.
On a side note - there are some dental devices that can help with Migraines. Not sure if they really work or not. If some of it is cuased from excessive grinding and clenching at night - ie wake up with headaches - then yeah, there is some things that can maybe help or minimize it. Just what went through my head when I read your post.
(now you need to read that conference talk :)

Holloway Family said...

I feel for you!! I understand completely, it must be a hereditary thing. I get migraines about once a month since I was pregnant with Aimee (she'll be 23 in March) and they are quite dibilitating (did I spell that right?) and combine that with fibromyalgia life can be quite difficult some days. I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father sent me a husband and daughters who are so willing to pick up the slack when I lack and are so very understanding. On the good days things get done and life is good because I am able to do it, but on my bad days the things still get done because everyone helps out. Kaitlyn is becoming quite the homemaker and she helps Dave. She helps take care of me when I can't do things and even when I can she jumps right in there to help. I don't know what I would do without them. I thank Heavenly Father every day for them. I hope you feel better soon. Love you!

The Christensen Family said...

I totally understand where you coming from and I am sorry that you have them more or even worse than I do. I just wish we lived closer so we can help each other. love you