weakness can become a strength

After the trip to Utah, our family went on another Disney Cruise (so fun), but between the 2 trips & 2 weeks of horse therapy cancellations, even though I did TONS of therapy when I was home, apparently it wasn’t enough:

Ether 12:27 from the scriptures (Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ)
“And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I bive unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”

Last Tuesday I was switched 2 a saddle (from a pad) in horse therapy, which I can’t believe how much different it is! It requires much more support from my torso. My music therapist has been focusing on my breath support, & has noted how much stronger my abs are on the right side of my body, so my rt. side was ready to switch, but not my left side–on a scale of 1-10 (1 being low/hard) it was averaged to be a 5. But it was a 3 on my left, while the right side was an 8!

The last 2 weeks I’ve returned so exhausted, it’s taken me 2 days to fully recover! It wears me out! I NEVER nap or rest, but last Tuesday I did rest, & I couldn’t wait for bed, yet I was still tired the next day! This week, however, I focused on weight-bearing on my left arm, so I am able to straighten my left arm, assuming it would help me get less tired in horse therapy. I was right. A straight left elbow helps, & my therapist did a great job positioning my left arm so I could find the muscles to straighten my left arm (though, right now, I also seem to tense up my left leg as well!), cuz usually, for some reason, the muscles are easier to instigate when my hand feels something to push on! It was still hard this Tuesday – a 4 – but it really helped! I took it easy the rest of the day, but when I did therapy the following day, I was still tired again, so I have some catching up to do!

One comment

  1. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. It’s been a while–but I’m so happy to catch on your life! I think you’re wonderful, Jenny!

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