I discovered something this weekend. Something I do not like, yet it will possibly be a fact of life for me for the rest of my days: If Diana sits on my left side in church, I cannot put my arm around here. It’s amazing that it took over a year to discover that, but one of those little things no one ever thinks about is the fact that I RARELY am able to sit with her in church!
But, don’t get me wrong here … I am THANKFUL for where things are right now. Because I remember where they were not too long ago. I remember going to an FLT production of “Into the Woods” some time last spring or summer. I was still hyped up on medication and I remember having to take my little pillow into the theater with me (because there was a day when I thought I would never be able to sit around without my left forearm propped up). But that no longer seems to be an issue, and I will test that theory tomorrow evening as I attend “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” at the FLT and make sure Diana sits on my RIGHT side!!
It’s true, I still cannot straighten my arm out. I tried on a sportscoat not too long ago that was two sizes larger than I normally wear and it STILL doesn’t hang right. Doesn’t look right. It makes me look like more of a Picasso than I really am! And almost 14 months have passed and there are still many things I am unable to do. But when I remember where I was this time last year, I see how far God has brought me. He has been really good to me and this injury and recovery could’ve been much worse.
And, every week I find myself doing things I thought impossible last year. And that, my friends, is why I am thankful. God is good ALL THE TIME!!