A Broken Finger & My SSA Hearing
My youngest son needs surgery on his broken finger tomorrow and my SSA Hearing is also tomorrow. Yep.
Add-on the head CT scan I need for my Neurologist, the Tilt Table test and the Echocardiogram for my Cardiologist, and the surgical procedure of facet joint injections from my Pain Management doctor and I’m a bit of a mess.
My son has been a trooper and I’ve been trying so hard to keep it together I’ve wanted to scream. So, let’s look at the bright side of things:
- My son turned 16 the day before breaking his finger playing softball. He is scheduled to get his driver’s license in a couple of weeks—he’s a great driver. I’m so proud of how he’s handling everything.
- It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I’m spending time with my kids. I have been wanting to play violin, so we’re going to look online for a beginner version. I tried to pick it up as a child and wasn’t very good, but I want to try again. I’ll try just about anything to distract myself from the pain that’s healthy.
- I trust God. I trust that He will use all my sufferings for good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”— Romans 8:28
I know it can be hard for people to understand this verse. For me, it became real as I’ve looked at things that have happened in life and was able to see how “bad” things led to better ones. I can use my illnesses as an example. I didn’t know how many people were suffering with illness and disability until I experienced it myself.
My whole perspective has changed. My compassion has grown. My calling and life’s purpose have become clear.
So, I’ll spend today in prayer and surgery pre-op, and I’ll leave my SSA Hearing in God’s hands right where it belongs.
P.S.: I feel much better now.