A Fall, Pain and What I've Learned
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I have a church board meeting in a little while. I'm secretary and I've learned if I'm not there, minutes just don't ever get back to me even if someone does take them down. It has been quite the week. Tried to get as much done as possible, but concentration has been difficult. It's called PAIN, big capital letters because over the years I've grown sensitive to about every pain killer on the planet. Why the pain? Back to last Sunday.
I fell. Had just dismissed my Sunday School class and went to put my stuff away and down I went. Once I go, I can't stop or protect myself. PTL though. Somehow as I went down I twisted so I didn't end up with a head concussion or broken arms—like usual. I did bump my head, land on my right hand and really messed up my upper left back. Messed up so that breathing and talking was difficult. Falling, for me, is never nice and I haven't had a major fall in years. As my falls go, I am blessed. It will take time, but I'll recover. And no trip to emergency.
The fall couldn't take away the wonderful day I had last Saturday when I got to ride along with Laura (who wanted to interview daughter Cassie (BTW, it is her birthday today ) and sil Lisa for her dissertation of which I am the subject. YIKES!) and her daughter Jessica and friend who were searching for those perfect prom dresses. The weather was so nice here in Nebraska we left our coats at Cassie's when we headed out for shopping and lunch and Lisa's store Beyond Paradise (vacation clothes, etc.)
Now, at the end of this week, I am beginning to feel a better than the first part of the week. I am certainly better than even a couple of days ago. I am thankful that God is the ultimate healer, emotionally and spiritually as well as physically, and I'm safe in His hands.
There is good and there is not so good, but God is always good.
Regardless of how it felt sometimes, I'm going to be ok. The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. ... I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord. --Psalm 118:14, 17 MKJV
Posted by Carolyn R Scheidies
at 8:37 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, 7 February 2009 8:38 AM CST