Fact: We visited the Orthopaedic Specialist today.
Fact: We went in smiling.
Fact: That part didn't hurt.
But it was all downhill from there.
Fact: Neither one of us was prepared for the stiffness in his joints, the pain at the site of the incision, the muscle soreness, the renewed lack of mobility or the mandate to keep him off his leg for another 3 weeks.
Fact: The cast went away, but so did our smiles.
Fact: Just when you think you've got it all figured out,
a trial will come to test your resolve.....and force you to admit on WHOM you are relying.
Fact: I had started to rely on my own strength again.
Fact: We needed another talk about the power of prayer and the temporal state of our worries.
In light of eternity, and the relative size of the troubles of others.....
3 more weeks of wheelchairs and lifting with our knees is a drop in the bucket of a much grander scheme.
Fact: Today was no surprise to God.
He knew the number of our tears before we even knew we'd be sad.
Fact: We have much to be thankful for.
Fact: By bedtime we were smiling again.