Skip to main content

WHEN SMALL IS BIG

Four weeks ago, I had surgery on my right foot. Upon entering the reception, area of the surgery center along with my husband there was my mother in the waiting area. After completing the initial registration process, we sat next to my mother and she indicated my sister was on her way. I was surprised, as I was not expecting my sister to be there. The surgery went fine and there was my family waiting for me. Shortly after arriving home my brother and father called to check on my status. As my mom and sister returned to their respective homes the brevity of my physical limitations started to sink in. I was instructed not to place any weight on my foot and that included not walking on the heel area. As I sat in the recliner blankly, staring at the television screen my thoughts flooded with all the things I would not be able to do for eight weeks. Internal panic! Oh goodness, I cannot go up stairs, I cannot drive, I cannot wear pretty shoes, and I have to stay in the bed for seventy-two hours, ice packs, and pain. As I returned to sanity, my mind chatter took a back seat. 


I knew the only way to make it through was to put my independence on a shelf and accept the help I desperately needed. Offers for a walker, bathing chair and crutches were quickly accepted. I did not interfere with my husband and son in the kitchen although I desperately wanted to chime in. I suppressed thoughts of emailing, text messaging, and calling work. I accepted the fact that God did not need an assistant and my primary responsibility was to focus on my
healing.
   

I have so much gratitude for my family they are incredible. Whenever I verbalize my appreciation to family members, they relegate their assistance as menial or small. I have to disagree with them as my inability to drive, run errands, or carry meals to the table frustrated me. However, their care while seemingly small to them was definitely big to me. Four weeks away from my "normal,” life has been a total blessing and limitations placed upon me by my right foot were a gift in disguise. From the waiting room to this present moment, the love showered upon me by my family is priceless. I can assure each of them there is nothing small about providing care to a loved one because Small Is Big.





Comments

  1. That's Awesome!! Love the picture :))

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's what family is all about! We take care of each other, and thank GOD for the prayers of the righteous (including those who're not in the biological family)! Scripture says, "The prayers of the righteous avails much...". Your Blogs are so encouraging. I love you my sister in Christ Jesus!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

It is so easy to get lost inside of our minds and believe things about ourselves that are untrue. Sometimes we have to step back and consult with the ultimate authority regarding our importance and significance to the Creator of the Universe.  Psalm 139:1-18 O  Lord , you have examined my heart   and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up.You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it,  Lord . You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,   too great for me to understand!   I can never escape from your Spirit. I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning   if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength w

I AM AFFIRMATIONS

Life is beautiful! However life can also be difficult and hard. It is so easy to allow tragedies, disappointments and setbacks to get in our way. Thereby sullying God's sacred posture in our human experience. When Moses had an encounter with God and questioned how he was to identify or describe God to the children of Israel. God replied to Moses: "I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you." Mirror work has been used for eons to bring people into alignment with their purpose, destiny, and calling. Instead of reciting traditional positive affirmations let's use scripture for backup. Stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself •I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God which lives and abides forever 1 Pet. 1:23 •I am forgiven all my sins and washed in the blood Eph. 1:7 •I am a new creature II Cor. 5:17 •I am the temple of the Holy Spirit I Cor. 6:19 •I am delivered from the power

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

Today is my sister's birthday. She indeed is my best friend. We have so many memories and regularly share laughs. She is and has always been a blessing to our family. Her love has no boundaries. She is a peaceful and calm person. She loves black and white movies, musicals, broadway plays, baking and working in her art studio. The Golden Girls was one of my favorite TV sitcoms. Actually the theme song drew me to the show. "Thank you for being a friend Traveled down the road and back again Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party Invited everyone you knew You would see the biggest gift would be from me And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend." Happy Birthday Sis! source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/goldengirlslyrics.html