Do you just ever have a moment or a day? Okay..it's been a week that you just feel sorry for yourself...things are just not going right! Then someone gently reminds you that you have so much to be thankful...oh, yeah I guess I do but life sometimes makes that all fuzzy!
This time last year, my son had an accident in line skating..3 breaks and 2 line fractures. I remember that night going downtown to Children's. I really didn't know how bad it was..till the nurse came in the ER room. Told me they Faxed all the x-rays to the director of surgery and orthopedic at his home. He was getting dressed and coming NOW...my son was having emergency surgery at the break of light.
Most of the doctors told us his arm would never be the same....sports may be not be in his future. We could not even imagine it......my son would sleep with his soccer ball and basketballs if he could!!
I remember that morning with my husband walking into the surgery floor. It was like a "set" of Gray's Anatomy. All the interns and doctors were around these big white boards...hustling and much discussion. We were put in this holding room. I was shoulder to shoulder with another mom whose little daughter was having "brain" surgery. OH my heart went out to her...I just wanted to hug her!!!
The two surgeons and another doctor gathered around my son and told us their plan. The doctor again told us.."We will do our best but they did not know the outcome." My husband looked at the doctors and asked if they would pray with us because we knew someone who could heal our son and use the talents of these doctors for good. There we held hands with three doctors and a nurse and prayed.
It has been a long year...but my son is doing great. He is back on the soccer field...he is playing golf...he is diving off the diving board...he is ready to play basketball soon! At our May appointment, my son met with the partner of the surgeon. The doctor was amazed how well he has healing...he said he couldn't believe how well one of the breaks had healed. We are not amazed...the Lord answered our prayers and healed him.
My son did do a lot of strength and muscle exercises . This little guy has been convicting to me...he has handled this situation like a champ...he never complained once with the cast, slings and just everything. He just did it! Also, in his child-like faith he granted forgiveness to some..he could of had a lot of "hate" or "malice" to all involved but he dealt with it...maybe even better than his parents!
This Thursday...I have a lot to be thankful for!
Update: I do not know who did the above "icon" for Thankful Thursday but I said I would do this and now I don't remember which "blogger" this was..if anyone knows..please let me know so I can give her the credit for this idea. Thanks!