It is hard to find the blessings in a broken foot. But I feel that that is exactly what God is challenging me to do. So, Lord willing, each day while I am an invalid I am going to get on this blog and find a way to praise Him. Some days might be harder than others. I know that. Especially the weekdays, as I am trying to parent while being immobile. If any of you are bored and want to come over and hang out with us, I will be able to use an extra pair of hands any time you are willing! (Of course, this does not apply to those of you who don't live in town, unless you are in the mood for a roadtrip.)
And so, here are my blessings for today:
A scrumptious dinner brought over by my dear friend Zoe. Zoe brought enough food for dinner tonight and tomorrow night-- a double blessing! Tonight is beef burgundy over egg noodles, salad, rolls and brownie bites for dessert. Tomorrow night's is chicken divan, rolls, black eyed peas and lima beans.
Emails, comments and calls from people who care.
My friend Paige volunteered to coordinate all our meals as people are volunteering to bring food. That is a load off as I try to keep up with the different groups and individuals who have contacted me to offer help.
Those precious people who have offered to keep kids, make meals and run errands. My friend Zoe even offered to make up my kids Easter baskets, as she guessed correctly that I had probably not started my shopping yet. Zoe, you earn the friend gold star today!
A stack of movies and library books brought to me by my husband, who cared enough to go out in the pouring down rain, missing his ACC basketball game, and get some things to keep me entertained.
The newest TEACH magazine and the NCHE conference bulletin came in the mail so I will have that to go through.
Time to work on my book-- I wrote most all of one chapter today!
Today was an easy day to appreciate. And for any of you who might feel envious of my immobility-- don't. What I wouldn't give right now for the ability to walk around freely, to not need crutches just to go to the bathroom, and to participate in life. I am grateful for what I have been given in the midst of this, but I am also wondering if I can make it through the LONG period of time I have left to get through. Six weeks sounds interminably long. When I really think about it, I get really sad. And so, I combat that by focusing on my blessings. And thanking God for friends and family who are loving me through this.
Please pray for my husband-- I watch him doing all he has to do with me out of commission, and I marvel at his capacity to handle it all. He will need some serious prayer to sustain a good attitude and the energy level he has had to have!