I was unaware that this is Invisible Disabilities Week. Many of us have hidden disabilities. Some of us are able to function normally with the pain and others are knocked off their feet – literally. Or if you are like me and have bilateral Meniere’s, balance issues, vertigo, motion sickness, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and Migraines which might be triggered by the weather, food, the smell of spices… So if you ever see me holding onto the wall, no. I don’t drink. Never have and never will. But people with hidden disabilities are often judged by others. “Just work through it,” or “It’s all in your head” are phrases often used by those who don’t understand that this advice causes emotional pain along with the physical pain. This is a great article written by my friend, Lisa Ehrman in her blog, Chronically Content. sure to click on the links below.
Joni and Friends Radio – Invisible Disabilities
So if you are suffering from invisible disabilities, we are praying for you. If you know someone who is suffering – even though you cannot see the disability, do something kind for them this week. Something as simple as unloading the dishwasher or sharing a meal can be an amazing blessing.
I had a sweet blessing last week. A sweet young friend from Church has a cleaning business. I called to get an estimate from her but she asked if she could clean the house as a blessing to me? I love this kid from the time she was small and scribbling notes to me in Church to bringing cookies one Christmas. It’s the little things we remember the most. Thank you. Love you, Kelli B!
One of my favorite blessings is my wonderful husband, John Purdy. Sometimes after a hard day at work, he comes home and finds that his wife can’t function and so he takes a shower and goes out to buy our dinner.
Thank you for all you do, John Purdy. I love you, bunches!