Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A Lovely View
Sometimes I forget to say thanks for the most basic of things. Like breath and sight, and the ability to move freely... without pain.
Today I am especially thankful for the ability to walk. freely. without pain. A small thing until it is taken away. Last Friday the picture above comprised my view for the first part of the day. The ceiling of my bedroom. Lovely isn't it.
My back decided to stage a protest. The strike was loud and painful and to be honest, I don't really know what caused it. I wasn't sure how to react at first and moved almost seamlessly from laughter to tears to laughter to the confusion of those around me.
My husband stepped up to the challenge and truly saved the day giving me a bright side which included an opportunity to read all of Ted Dekker's Green.
So today I am giving thanks for a small thing, that is really a big thing: pain-free mobility.
I'm also giving thanks for small things like frozen bags of vegetables that soothed my sore back, my new, darling heating pad, which faithfully emitted pain-lessening heat when I needed it most, and the creative writing of Mr. Dekker.
But most of all, I'm giving thanks for my Man who took care of all the things I couldn't, including me!