...your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
It's been over two years since I last wrote with an update. Wow.
First, I would tell you that over these past two years, I have gained so much ground, health-wise. Many of my issues are more under control and I've gained back most of the weight I had lost. I am able to walk for a number of miles, ride my bike, and work in the business my daughter and I own. I am so grateful.
The remaining difficulty which we have not been able to resolve is MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). It basically keeps me at home most of the time because the common, everyday chemicals and fragrances which abound everywhere make me very sick.
With the MCS issue in mind, the prayer request we have right now is for a new place to live.
We found out a month ago that our landlord’s son is getting married and he wants to live in the house we occupy. We have until June 30th to move.
Because of the MCS, it is not an easy thing for us to find a place where I can live.
The walls, carpets, draperies, woodwork and duct work in a house hold onto the chemicals and fragrances that are in common, everyday products like detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented candles, cleaning products - the list goes on - and once a house is contaminated with some of these - especially oil-based fragrances - it's very challenging to be able to rid a house of the contaminants to the point that I can live in it.
The same is true of a new house that is out-gassing from paints, flooring, etc, and old houses often have mold issues here in the Northwest.
We are looking at a house now, but it is questionable as to whether we'll be able to clean it to the point I can live in it.
Please pray with us for the provision of a house by June 30th that will not make me sick, and that will fit our family and our business.
Recently I read THIS BLOG POST. It is a very good description and explanation of what it's like to navigate life with this condition. If you're interested in learning more about it, it's a good read.
As always, thank you for your prayers!