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Just Turn The Page: May 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tomorrow has arrived and the sun is radiant!

The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That Tomorrow
There'll be sun!
Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
Til there's none!
When I'm stuck with a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin,
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh, the sun'll  come out
Tomorrow.... Annie
Tomorrow has arrived! I started this blog the beginning of March 2014, after praying about it for a year or more. I was so excited! I had all these ideas lined up, and then slam—life threw me a curveball. Really, it felt more like a grenade than a curveball. My last post “Lose Your Life,” describes the grenade (I have had many of these over the years). I had surgery on March 25, 2014.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
I did not anticipate the subsequent blur. For me, every day since the surgery was shadowed by thick gloomy clouds. The medications and initial recovery overrode all my senses, and each day folded into the next one without my acknowledgement. It would be gruesome for you and me to rehash the past eight weeks or so. Truthfully, I cannot— it is just one big haze. I can say God’s amazing grace sustained me, as well as my family.
I am now in the stage of recovery that needs no medications—thank God, and muscle rehabilitation—again, thank God. Since I can no longer run, I am now swimming. However, swimming as a form of exercise is entirely different from running and requires new skills. I began today. I’ll write more about this later. For now, I just have to accept the change. 
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer
I know—a clichéd prayer, right? Not really, since the operative word for my life is CHANGE. Change—a word packed full of meanings! As a veteran, and the spouse of a twenty-six-year veteran, who is retired now, I am well acquainted with change. However, my heart longs for consistency rather than more change, but (I hate but’s) sometimes God’s plan requires—you got it—more change. I will be writing about the changes over the coming days and months, but today I just wanted to say, "Tomorrow has arrived and the sun is radiant!" And Just Turn the Page!

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