Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present to you the Classes of 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027!
After my thyroidectomy in July of 2009 it's been a battle to get healthy. During my pregnancy with Brady my thyroid levels reached and maintained a healthy state. At his birth I weighed one pound more than I did when I got pregnant with him. At six weeks postpartum I had lost 29 pounds since his birth. That'll make a girl happy for sure! I have energy and am active, I get out of bed at a decent hour, it's amazing!
I'm praying that this isn't all because my thyroid medicine is too high of a dosage and once my hormones even out from the pregnancy I'm see-sawing into uncertainty again. February 7th I see my endocrinologist and I'd love nothing more than to hear that I'm normal. That, this is how normal people feel. It's the dead of winter but I feel like the sun is shining brightly every day. My world is more warm than ever, I don't know how to explain it.
The more I continue to feel better, the more I realize how messed up I was then. I'm finding it hard to believe I made it through, and I wonder how I did anything. That place taught me so much about myself and mostly about God. Knowing what I know now, if I had to go back and could choose whether or not to go through it, I'd choose it. It will always be such a sweet time in my life, because of the way it changed me and the way I see others.
If you are going through a difficult time, know that God is with you. He will guide you through, is longing to draw you into Him. His Words are rich and feed the soul. He promises to never leave you, He will give you rest, He will answer you, and He loves you forever. Hold onto Him, trust Him. He is calling you and He is faithful.