Hello! And welcome to The Journey with Jenny! If you’re like me, each day throws its own twists and turns. Whether it’s caring for children, working at your job, investing in your marriage, battling a health issue, or suffering through some kind of loss, each day can be a struggle to get through if we aren’t able to deal with the stress it inevitably creates. Unchecked, this stress will eventually consume us and try to take us out.
I want to share with you some of my journey in learning to deal with and manage stress after a very difficult season in my life. We all carry it differently, but I tend to try and carry stress like “I can do it!” “I am strong enough!” “I can handle this!” My natural tendency is to be a fighter and survivor. Well, after 2 kids and a season of stripping and unknowns, this approach no longer worked and my physical body basically said, “I can no longer do this!” and began to shut down.
It started about 3 months postpartum from child #2. My neck was stiff a lot, and my ears were stuffy and often hurt. I started to get dizzy, to the point of needing to lay down team task management software. I began to have light sensitivity and would see “lightning” in my eye which was scary. I was nauseous A LOT and constantly felt sick. My chest was tight and I often had trouble breathing. I was carrying around 40 extra pounds (10 that I gained AFTER I had the baby) that were NOT coming off. My emotions were all across the board. Anger, depression, you name it. I was tired and worn out. Yes, I had just had a baby, but this was more than just postpartum depression or a hormone imbalance (although I am sure that was custom jerseys happening as well). This was my body warning me that something was WAY off and if I didn’t take action, things could go down hill quickly.
The first step I took at this point, which was totally from God because I would have never thought of it, was to visit a chiropractor. A friend’s husband had just completely thrown his neck out and was visiting a chiropractor and having amazing results, so I decided to check it out. I was so scared that something was horribly wrong with me and didn’t even know where to begin. I had even been to my OBGYN and they had done blood work and all sorts of tests and everything came back NORMAL. Though this was a huge praise I still knew something was very wrong.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack
During my first visit at the chiro we had a consultation to discuss my symptoms and they took an ex-ray of my neck and back. They had given me this sheet about the symptoms you would feel depending on which part of your back was misaligned. I looked at the top cheap jordans ones (the C1 & C2 vertebrae) and pretty much all of the symptoms I was feeling were on that paper! The chiro described to me that your neck is supposed to be at a 45 degree curve, and that mine was at 90 degrees…meaning that it was straight up and down! Yikes! I was going to need a lot of help!
As I drove home that day, I cried and cried and cried. I cried at the realization of where I was at. Though I felt hope for change and healing, I was so grieved of the position that I was in. I was grieved of the way I hadn’t carried myself well in a difficult season. I thought of that verse in the Bible where John the Baptist rebukes the pharisees for being stiff-necked! I thought “this is me!” “My neck is straight up and down because I have being trying to carry myself all by myself in this season.” I have hardened myself and said “I will make it through authentic nfl jerseys this.” My physical symptoms were actually just a reflection of Have a much deeper heart and soul issue. I had been in pain. It had been a painful season. I hadn’t always carried myself well through it. This was God’s grace to me. This pain. These physical symptoms. He was using them to show me I needed help and I needed to heal. I didn’t feel any anger from Him or disappointment. I actually felt a ton Wholesale China Jerseys of grace! I knew deep down it was time to heal, but first I realized I needed to grieve, grieve the season. I needed to feel the pain of it, give it to Him, and let Him heal me.
I could no longer run from it, or try and hide the pain. I had to just lean into it, feel it and grieve it. That was where I would actually find the healing from it, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And even in this, in the pain, I begin to find so much freedom. This like many other seasons of my life, was forming and shaping me, molding me into the person God made me to be. This is a part of my journey, the real journey which is our journey in God, and our journey to healing and wholeness in Him. 🙂
Whatever you’re going through, know that there is always hope and that you are never alone. I like how the TEV says this verse: