It has been a rough week my friends. It started with me being busier than I have been in a very long time. Between school work, the Radio Station I am running, friendships and my own life I was running only on fumes.
Who would think that my schedule would relax and break up because I would be restricted to my bed after one of the nastiest falls I have ever had? Well that is exactly how it happened.
I was preparing for another crazy day but it all came to sudden halt as my face met the tile floor in my dorm room. I won’t bore you with the details of me biting through my lip and pulling my groin. What matters is that I had to go to the hospital and was restricted to my bed for a few days.
Yikes! Talk about dependence. I am finally walking around and feeling much better for it.
This blog is for me to reflect on what I am grateful for in all this pain and frustration.
I am so grateful that I fell. I have never felt pain like that before. I can now relate a little bit more with those who deal with intense pain. My pain actually prevented me from standing up by myself, getting changed easily, walking by myself and everything in between. Think about every day to day mundane task you complete…including visits to the bathroom. My pain kept me like an invalid. I am grateful for that.
I am grateful for having my schedule freed up. I am grateful that I was able to relax and be with friends.
I am grateful that my friends demonstrated their love and loyalty by visiting me. By being with me. By loving me with every touch, hug, and kiss. I wonder if they will ever know how grateful I am? They were my hands and feet. I am grateful for all of them.
I am grateful for stitches. I have never had any stitches before surprisingly. I know what it is like to bite through my lip now and have my face sowed back up. Yea it hurt. But who cares!!! It is a new experience. I am grateful for it.
I remember sitting in the passenger seat of my car bleeding. And then I prayed out loud. I was crying I think. I couldn’t lift my leg. Josh and Paul were taking me to the hospital and here I was praying out loud. They may have thought I lost my mind when I started thanking God for it all. But I didn’t. I was fully aware of my words. I continue to recite them to this day.
“God I am grateful for every experience and all the pain. I may not see it now. But you can use anything and everything. I am grateful now because I don’t want to look back someday and regret my thoughts and actions. Thank you Lord.”