It would be foolish to say that chronic pain and illness didn't affect your emotions. There is very real grief involved in being sick all the time. This month I am going to explore the feelings that come naturally with the losses that illness brings. I want to be honest about this grief - and find a way to see how God can even make something as hard as grief and pain into something new. I know that there can be a kind of happiness or joy even in the moments of grief.
I must admit I am a little scarred of this part of this adventure ... I don't really like to allow myself to feel the grief very much, but I know that I will find God to be faithful and to teach me things as I dig into this aspect of chronic pain.
Onward in the journey of finding the mysterious happiness in pain!