Jumping into a Chasm

Everyone has good days and bad days.  So far, I’ve been blessed with a lot of good days.  It’s never perfect but it’s been wonderful just the same.  My life has been filled with spiritual growth and health issues.  So here comes the chasm… After 3 years of suffering with back pains and numb limbs, I finally took the plunge.   I had my back fused.

That sounds so weird, no, … more like … wild!  Who would have thought, I’m a “bionic” woman?!  How many of us can say that we have a titanium allow in our body?  It’s so insane, right?

It’s been 3 weeks since my surgery and I have not had to any pain or numbness in my extremities.  The weather was nice enough that I could enjoy my garden for a couple of hours of weeding and raking.  The brace keeps my back in alignment but I still am not allowed to bend or lift for the next few months.  Overall, I am grateful to my surgeons, nurses, attendants, neighbors, friends and church family for helping me and my family get through this rough ordeal in my life.

As I recuperate, I was able to reflect on my life.  It has led me to define this season of my life as blessed.  The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines blessed as having a sacred nature: connected to God; very welcome, pleasant or appreciated.  An adjective that sums the events that have transpired each and every day.

Never would I have thought I had so many friends and family in my life.  In a culture of Facebook and digital communications, I can honestly say that I still have REAL friends.  Friends who I can not ‘un-friend’.  Friends who love me because I cared about their children or helped them sometime in the past years.   Friends who physically comes over to plant hostas around my shade tree.  What comes to your mind when these happen to you?  Grateful? Appreciate? Why?

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