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Define Overwhelmed – #53

I didn’t want to overwhelm my sister-in-law, but I know my personality can seem a little overbearing to someone with my sister-in-law’s personality. We talked about our different personalities (which is something we have discussed before). I told her she would be overwhelmed because what we were about to do was going to be overwhelming. We were for the first time going to write a book for publication. We were not just writing a book, but it was based on a response from us summarizing the scripture in one or two sentences. We talk about the scripture, James 3:1, all the time. It reads; Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We want to be sure to handle the Word of God properly. Sharon’s accepted my cry for help and our first meeting was May 9th. By now I have completed my 6th chemo treatment. (Halfway finished!!) In my (Blog 38 & 39) I indicated my chemo started on February 5th, my chemo actually started on January 22nd. So, Samuel was born on January 22 and not on February 5th. My doctor has reduced/changed my chemo infusion medication since the tingling sensation in my hands, legs and feet are lasting a little longer. He also prescribed Gabapentin. Sharon and I would meet on Thursday evening at 6:00. I would go to the city and have my pump removed every other Thursday, come home, sleep, and then get ready for my meeting with Sharon. I would be exhausted by the time she left after collaborating on the scriptures. In the first week, we were given the same 15 scriptures to research and respond to in one week. We needed to have all the scriptures with a message and a photo by August 31. We had a tight timeline, but it was attainable with no interruptions. We spent hours the first evening going over the 15 scriptures. Our time together was liberating, exhausting, and spiritual.

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