Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2009 Starting out to be a gr8 year (flashback)


I am so nervous. I can't believe I am finally going to do this. This has been my dream for the last 3 years. The line is getting shorter, and I'm up next. I adjust the mic while looking into the crowd of people. I begin.

"First giving honor to God and pastor. You know the Lord works in mysterious ways. I was just telling my husband that I am coming here expecting something. But never in a million years would I have thought that I would be here, standing in front of all of you. For 3 years I tried to get my story out. I needed to get it out. I needed to spread the word. I wrote emails, blogs and was even told I should write a book. But none of it gave me the satisfaction of being here right now. 3 years ago on my brother's birthday March 6, 2006 I was diagnosed with MS. My fingers and toes were mute. I had no feeling. Some days I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't make my baby's bottle. But I knew God didn't give me these 3 beautiful babies to not be able to see them or raise them. I was told that I had to take medication or I will be in a wheelchair. For 3 months I injected myself daily with my therapy medication. My spirit wouldn't let me continue it. I had dreams and I had to stop. My faith wasn't strong enough to claim my healing but I said, "the next MRI will not show that lesion" and this time last year it was gone. But you know doctors always downplay God. They told me that that's what lesions do, they come and go. But I knew better. I have been going to this church for 2 yrs and this is the first time I was able to see the pastors face clearly. For the first time I didn't get dropped off at the door, I walked across the parking lot. Pray my strength in the Lord."

The congregation stood to their feet, giving God a much deserved hand and mouth praise. I did it. I accomplished my dream of telling how God worked in my life to 100's. That night was better than any party or club the New Years' has brought before. My eyes were red, throat scratch and head pounding. I had been changed. I left that place 4 hours later meeting a few people that my story touched. I left 4 hours later not the same as I had came. God moved in that place and now the real work begins!

I hope 2009 brings you all peace, happiness, love and prosperity! I love each and every one of you!

Be Blessed,

Tia

9 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

That was beautiful Tia and so many need to hear your story. I have gave my testimony to Gods greatness so many times, how he saved me from a horrible crash, how Jesus stepped in when i called out his name to deliver me...but noone wants to listen and still i call his name. I have Lupus and have been living with this incurable disease for the last six year. I am blessed and share my blessings with others as much as i can. I heard of you from Don, our dear friend who has gone underground, but is to never be forgotten. He is quite fond of you...i know, bc he spoke of you often to me. I thank God for the connection as i do whenever the opportunity arises. Take care angel, all is well.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Miz....why did my page freeze up right when I was trying to write you back. What do you mean underground??????!!...Please tell me that it means some kind of street lit term. PLESE MIZ...I can't shead another ter tonight. My heart cant take it!! What happened? When? JESUS! He just said on the blog he was abducted by ufo's but he'd be back!!!

Whewwwwwwwwww......

Well, I know too much about lupus, my mother in law has it and my cousin, and my friend. It is sooo much like MS. Thank you for reading my post. I would love to hear about your testimony, and whenever you want to rant or vent about JESUS please come my way! Right now HE is the only reason I havent colapsed to the floor. I'm still waiting to hear you say that I got it wrong and he is in hiding because I remember what he went through with his kids and all. I have starting drinking an all natural health drink. From the team that introduced blacks to noni juice. Its the acai' berry, seen on Racheal Ray, Fox, CNN, The Doctors and Oprah. It has 19 fruits. Give me your email and I'll break it down for you. Check it out..
www.mymonavie.com/theberryhealthy
and please pray that God give me strength to read your reply! Thanks and please keep in touch!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

AMEN to that!!

The Lord deserves His glory!!!

Mizrepresent said...

Hey Tia, lol, i am so sorry dear...i probably used the wrong wordage to say...i think he is fine, i believe in my spirit he is okay. And btw...omg...gurl this song here is my anthem...once again Don has brought two more together...this was the song i was listening to when i had my accident...and after...i never would have made it. Tia, i believe that Don has accepted wholeheartedly Christ into his life...and now he is living a new and brighter life...it may be what i choose to believe but i have FAITH that it is real and so i profess and prophesize it. He is fine...i know he is. Thanks for reaching out to me, thanks for sharing your struggles and triumphs with all of us...this is what makes us better, this is the nourishment we need to go on. Nothing is ever final, with faith, with Jesus we can do all things. But of course my sister, you already know that!

and btw...i ain't going nowhere...i will always check on you and you do the same for me.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Wow Miz...I accept and claim that about Don! That gives my heart joy! I use to talk to him about God all the time. Maybe one day in God's time, we will cross keypads again. I'm glad to know he has brought me together with more people. He introduced me to some bloggers that I still talk to to this day and it is a closness. I told him that he is the one who introduced me to the black side of blogging. I use to write to the other side and they never would respond. I always wondered where were "my people" lol. Thank you for your warmth and kindness. I reached out to a couple of his blog buddies and got nothing. He told me that I wasn't too popular amongst his female readers. A little hurtful but I kept it movin'. lol

Blinders Off said...

Tia,

I am proud of you for telling your story. Giving witness to what God has and is doing for you is part of our purpose.

Speaking on your response to Miz. I too use to wonder where the black bloggers were. I miss Don blogging, but I thank him for introducing me to you. For the longest I thought I was the only blogger who blogged about living with MS.

Although there is a wonderful MS blogging community, I am happy to see us blog about living with a chronic illness. I am glad you have let it be known you live with MS. People will eventually find out we talk about more than MS related issues.

The success of a blog is not about how many comments people are leaving.

Tia's Real Talk said...

@-Blinders Off, its almost like Don did it on purpose. As if he knew his purpose. I too am very thankful to God and him for introducing me to you and Miz. God knows what HE is doing and I trust HIM in all that HE does. I started blogging with the intent to get my story out. I know in my spirit that I have MS for the sake of others as well as my own salvation. We are overcome by our testimonies for they are not for us but for someone else!

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