MAXIMISING MY STRENGHT IN CASE OF LACK

METIEGE OKON NOEL EVE
Posted April 19, 2021 from Cameroon
My self dressed pic
My self dressed pic (1/1)

 Today I woke up to a lonely house.my house help who had been supporting me during my stroke journey had decided to leave before I woke up. At first the knowledge of her departure almost break me but then I decided I won't let life beat me and send me into another health mess. I took the first challenge to do my own breakfast because I needed it so I can take medications. I opened the fridge. Grab 2 eggs. A couple of loaves of bread.went into the kitchen and in 10 minutes breakfast was set. I also made some for hussy who is always a mess in the kitchen.

After breakfast came the next challenge Shower time and dressing up. She had always helped me with my bath and my clothes to the extent that I almost started looking like her because she always chose what I wore to her taste. I couldn't stay dirty all day. So I finally summed up courage and strenght and took my bath and rubbed my lotion on the parts I could leaving the others like my back for when I will have help. I sorted out my bra and a dress I could struggle to wear on my own.

I finally dressed up alone. Though the results were not fantastic I learnt a few lessons

(1) that our capabilities  are often limited because we often rely on others for help

(2) that my inner strenght can be easily released in case of want

(3) that I can always transform my mess into a message

(4) That being alive is a gift I should be thankful to God for and not wallow in despair. Regrets and complaints

Attached here is a pic of my effort at dressing up today. Though I didn't look my best. I am grateful for my efforts at not going out naked.

STROKE CANT TORMENT YOU. SO PREVENT IT AS SOON AS POSIBLE

# IN SISTERHOOD#.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 19
Apr 19

Hello, Noel, Dear,

I'm proud of you, especially since you were able to shift gears, and mindset so quickly. And you look good to me, apart from maybe looking a little tired from the disruption. Do you have another person in mind to help you out? XX

METIEGE OKON NOEL EVE

Thanks sis it was quite exhausting indeed but I am glad I did it. My elder sister will be sending her daughter over by next week to help out and in few weeks time I will be able to hire a new help.

Jill Langhus
Apr 21
Apr 21

You're very welcome. Oh, good! Hang in the there. XX

rebecca.tang
Apr 19
Apr 19

Thank you for sharing your experience. We can understand your pain and difficulties. But, it is also inspiring. We can see from the picture you are nicely dressed and looks very well.
Sometimes, God would give us some challenges and we can overcome it. We can then become stronger. God has given us a lot of power.
Don't Give up! You are strong! Tomorrow is a better day!
Almighty God will give you power and bless you!

METIEGE OKON NOEL EVE

AH thanks sister your comment is so uplift
Ing and soothing and makes me just want to try harder

Urvashi Shivdasani
Apr 20
Apr 20

Well done! Its so intensely satisfying when we are able to help ourself. Reliance on others, albeit necessary sometimes, can be disheartening. You have taken the first step and hopefully feel brave enough to continue taking a few steps forward everyday. Be safe and praying for your speedy recovery!

METIEGE OKON NOEL EVE

Thanks sis I feel so elated by your comment am sure am motivated to push on.

Nini Mappo
Apr 21
Apr 21

I celebrate your effort with you, and you look lovely :) Thank you for inviting us into your special space of personal care, of looking the challenge in the face and deciding that you are more powerful than it is. Now you know that you are not stuck. I like your take away of: (1) that our capabilities are often limited because we often rely on others for help. So true. Keep overcoming sister Noel :)

Olutosin
Apr 26
Apr 26

Great job sister. You refused to be down.
Human can be funny.
May Almighty God grant you permanent healing. Amen.