I have decided to take Calensariel from Impromptu Promptings’ challenge. I am still a bit fuzzy on this as to a theme, but please feel free to direct me if I am not quite on target.
Recently while walking our dog, just minding my own business or rather, her business :), I heard this POP in my right knee. Immediately I was unable to take the next step due to the searing pain from my ankle to my hip. Fortunately for us (Precious and me), two neighbors who hang out in their garages every afternoon drinking beer and shooting the breeze saw me writhing in pain and came to my aid. Rich backed up his truck picked me up (at that point I really didn’t care how foolish I looked!) and deposited me into the back of his pick-up, drove me home and carried me into the house, plopping me down on the sofa. After getting me an ice pack, he left me to call my husband who was still at the office. As soon as I told him what had happened, I hung up and waited for him to get home; then, I lost it..broke down and cried, cried like a baby, asking God what was going on. You see, just that morning I had a revelation of sorts about the fears that had seemingly overtaken me the past few months. I felt like I had made some headway and had given those fears completely over to God who had been so faithful in our lives for almost 40 years. Once again I was undone…”Lord, why did this have to happen now? I mean, what about those things I felt you say to me thing morning?” Gone was the assurance that He would help us. Gone was the trust I felt and now once again was that ugly four letter word… FEAR! All I could think about at that moment was the medical costs mounting up. Suddenly Texas seemed ever further away, https://bcostello2016.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/turn-turn-turn/Turn, turn, turn… I was also wondering where all of my vim and vigor had gone! Would I ever be able to run and play with our beloved Lincoln again like I longed to do?
As things progressed over the next couple of weeks, with a trip to the ER, xrays, an orthopedic consult, a MRI, an EKG, surgery for the torn meniscus and arthritis and all that accompanies that type of injury, plus weeks of physical therapy and mounting medical bills, I am appreciative. I appreciate the fact that I live in a country where we have great medical care. I appreciate having a wonderful husband who is most helpful and never complains. I appreciate having two wonderful kids who have called to check up on their momma. I appreciate having a wonderful church family who have prayed for me, who cooked and delivered some wonderful meals to us and for other friends who have called, texted or just dropped by with flowers and a word of encouragement. I appreciate the fact that now I am able to write “thank you” notes to all of those wonderful people. I mean, it could have been my right arm instead of my right leg, right?! And I appreciate the peace the Lord God has given to me in the midst of this trial. I know He will help us. I know He will make a way for us to take care of the medical bills. I know the surgery and subsequent therapy will enable me to be active once again. In the big scheme of things, this is nothing! When I think of those precious souls who are battling cancer or other debilitating diseases, it makes me stop and count my many blessings. YES, I am most APPRECIATIVE!
And thanks Calen from Impromptu Promptings for checking on me too! Thank you too for sharing with us fellow bloggers the a-to-zchallenge.
Remember fellow bloggers, if I am not approaching this challenge correctly, please let me know! I DO realize blogging gives one certain liberties that other writings do not allow. I am very open to correction/direction and APPRECIATE any input you might have. Thanks so much!
Oh, one more bit of appreciation…our little Precious! She will be lost when I return to the office. Every morning when I get showered and dressed she looks at me with those searching eyes asking, “Is this the day I will be all alone again?” She has been such a comfort to me! I love our furry little friend that we rescued almost 4 years ago!