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Those Of You Who Have Asked
With the Wolf
Dance is very fast,
Sometimes my Dance is slow;
It all depends upon the day,
And how my symptoms go.
Sometimes the Dance is an Irish Jig,
When my energy is high;
Most of the time I Dance a waltz,
When the fatigue is drawing nigh.
Sometimes the Dance slows to a shuffle,
And I let the day slide by;
Some days I donít Dance at all,
But lay in bed and cry.
I do many kinds of Dances now,
That the Wolf has become my partner;
My hope is that, as the steps are learned,
I will learn to Dance much smarter.
The Wolf has slowed my Dancing down,
And I take the time to discover,
My Lord, My Strength, My Jesus,
Is a partner like no other.
I lean on Him when times are bad,
And I know that He can see;
The three of us are partners now,
Jesus, the Wolf, and me.
Whether the day is very good,
Or full of pain and strife;
I thank Jesus every day
For this gift - The Dance Of Life.
never know from one day to the next how I will
be feeling, but TODAY I feel better, and I am
grateful for that.
I'm thinkin' of you... thank you for those
prayers. Hope your blessings are many.
well and happy.....Wren
Some visitors to Wren's World
are aware that I am currently coping with a
lupus 'flare', and have been kind enough to
email me, inquiring about how things are going
First, let me say how much I
appreciate your concern. You have touched
my heart, and uplifted my spirits during some
pretty trying days. I have tried to reply
to each of your kind and thoughtful letters,
although I know that a few have "slipped
through the cracks" due to receiving them
during a particularly bad day. For this I
apologize. Please, please forgive me. I
promise, I will try to do better :o)
Geeze, what can I say about
how I'm feeling? It changes from day to
day... sometimes it seems to change from one
minute to the next.
There have been days when I
have to force myself out of bed in the
morning. At other times, I can't sleep at
all, and may be up for the day in the middle of
One second, it's my legs that
hurt unbearably, the next it may be my
arms...then it's chest pains. I know my poor husband doesn't
understand how the pain can just shift from one
place to another, but those of you who are familiar
with the autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and
MS, know this is not unusual.
Sometimes, during the past
couple of months, there have been weeks that I
have closed my window blinds and let my phone
calls go unanswered, not wanting to see or talk
to anyone. I'm just too tired. The
fatigue is too great, and my mind feels too numb
to make conversation. Thank
God... and I mean that literally... these period
are becoming less frequent.
Besides the pain, there has
been a tremendous amount of swelling with this
flare that I have not experienced before.
Most days, my feet have been so swollen that
I've been unable to wear my shoes. This too, is getting under control again.
I gained 30 pounds almost overnight, and it stayed with me
for over a month. Two weeks ago, I lost 14
pounds of those excess fluids... again, just
overnight. Got up in the morning and they were
gone, and I was able to wear shoes again! That
was great, because I refused to go out of the
house wearing a pair of 'flip-flops' this time
of year. :o)
This is the longest lasting
flare I've had in some time, but I know that it
will soon run it's course. It always does.
This past week has been a "better"
one, and I have felt like doing some of the
things I enjoy. Took the grandkids to church and
we had lunch in the park afterwards. Washed
windows... ok, so it was just the kitchen
windows :o).. but it sure has felt good to be
doing 'normal' things with minimal pain. I've
even got a few new pages up in WrensWorld,
including this new section on Lupus.
There has been some nice side
effects to all this recent down time. It
has caused me to spend less time on the
computer, and more time in prayer. Less
time running errands for my daughter (the
working single mother of my three
grand-daughters) and more time reading my
Bible. And though I normally take care of
my grand-daughters while their mother works, I
have learned they can take care of me. That's
And then there has been the
letters and concern that you have shown,
reflecting Gods awesome love, to someone you
don't even know. I thank you for that....
THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THESE
you good health, happiness... and His peace.
And Always remember to be good to yourself.....
and Me...In The Company Of The Wolf