The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
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
I just stick out my chin,
Oh, the sun'll come out
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.
is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Mary Shelley,
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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