How bad is it that I haven’t written here since the last Pray Day!
Well, I’ve kind of been busy.
You see, I’ve gone further outside of my comfort zone, further outside what I feel qualified to do, but I’m doing it anyway.
You can now find me here too.
Not much will change here at dannyandallison.
I will still write about Danny and his recovery. I will still write how we deal with things as a family.
I’ve always tried to keep Danny as the focal point of what I write here. But, I have also felt the nudging to write about others things, about other aspects of life and about me.
So, I hope you’ll join me over at my new site too and you’ll get to know some other things about me.
Now, back to Danny.
It’s Pray Day for June.
Like previous months, Danny continues to deal with the similar pressures and issues.
This morning, he asked that we pray for continued strength, motivation and peace of mind.
When I think of strength, I think about two things: endurance and numbers.
Doctors often would say that our journey is a marathon, not a sprint.
Marathons require the physical and mental strength to endure.
And, secondly, there is strength in numbers.
Why do people stand on the sidelines cheering on the runners? More importantly, how does it make the runners feel?
I bet it motivates them, encourages them and while they feel exhausted, they are able to find one more step inside of them to keep going.
Peace of mind, in my opinion, is sustained trust in the Lord. We have to close our eyes to the circumstances and despite them, believe. And, not only believe, but release our fears, our expectations to God and trust Him.
This never seems easy.
When Danny said “motivation,” I scrunched my eyebrows together in confusion. I mean, what am I, right? Chopped liver?
If you like liver, just go with it and gross.
When I take a step back though, when you struggle with endurance and in trust, motivation to keep going cannot be found solely in the ones you love. It has to be found from within.
It’s easy to quit when things aren’t seemingly going your way. Sometimes, quitting even feels like the right answer, but quitting only happens when you stop trying.
We will never stop trying.
I won’t let him. We can’t let him.
I envision a marathon. The starting line was rough. The worst day of our lives.
But, mile by mile, step by step, we are closer to the finish line.
There are people on the sidewalks. They are clapping. They are cheering. They are holding up signs and they are calling our names.
Are you on the sidelines for Danny? Are you running along side us, keeping step with us? Are you running your own marathon?
When we run together, we are stronger. We are motivated and we are at peace that we can endure.
“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2