Today I tied my shoes. Yes, I did! Not rocket science, I realize, but after ten days, it was a major accomplishment.
I met my orthopedic surgeon this morning. A lovely man, gentle and kind. He also, after moving my arm around a bit, gave me excellent news. No surgery needed. YAY!!!
I have a fracture of my right elbow, but I am free to use my right hand again. Praise God! I am still in a sling, but that is to remind myself that I am still healing and I need to use caution.
I am thrilled with this news, and I am thankful for all of you who have prayed for me, checked in on me, and did so many wonderful things for me. Your abundance of care and concern have blessed me beyond measure.
I have though, I confess, questioned the Lord as to why this happened. Was there a purpose? Does there continue to be a purpose? Did I learn what I was supposed to? Yes, a whole barrage of questions. Many I will never know the answer this side of glory.
I need to rest in the knowledge of Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (NLT) There is a reason for this time and season. I will try to listen with my heart and mind and rest, knowing God is in control.