Hi Friends, I am spending a lot of time on the couch since I broke my ankle last Sunday. Here’s how it happened. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon, and I decided to spend some time working in my front flower gardens. I had purchased three flats of annuals to brighten up the yard, and I was anxious to transplant them. But first I had to clean out the old oak leaves and pull the wilted tulip and daffodil leaves. I find a lot of joy being outdoors, digging in the dirt, and coaxing blooms from my flowerbeds.
Our front garden is terraced, and I stepped up to pull some weeds, and when I stepped down I missed the lower row of bricks landed on the driveway with a crashing thud. I heard my ankle break, and I knew I was in trouble. Fortunately, I had my phone with me, and I was able to call my friend and neighbor who is a nurse. She came over and helped me, then I called Scott, and he came home and took me to the ER.
After the doctor looked at the xrays he announced I had broken my ankle and my foot in two places. I would need to wear a removable boot-cast that looks like a very tall ski boot for at least six weeks. I also have some other scrapes and bruises, and I hurt a tendon in my right elbow which needs time and rest to heal. But that weakness in my arm makes using crutches impossible. So I have been hopping with a walker, which is exhausting, and using a rolling chair to get around. Tomorrow I am borrowing a knee scooter from a friend, and I hope that will give me more mobility.
So what do I see as I sit on my couch?
- I see that I have a wonderful husband who is very caring and patient.
- I see I have a great church full of friends who have offered meals and practical support.
- I see I have very kind daughters who are willing to give up their free time to stay with me so I won’t be alone.
- And I have many friends who are willing to pray for my comfort and healing.
- I see my family and friends love me, and they are willing to go the extra mile to help me and be sureI have everything I need.
That is a pretty good view. I am blessed and thankful! What do you see as you look out on life today?