Saturday, November 6th, was supposed to be a fun day. We were celebrating Noah’s birthday later that day. But first, chores had to be completed. Don was cleaning the vacuum, while Noah dusted.
Then it happened; Murphy’s Law struck! I was wiped out, not by a wave while on a surf board, but by pulling out some things, packing paper, and that one last sheet at the very bottom of a tall box that had mirrors in it. One moment I am reaching and stretching down, down, down, the next moment, searing pain on my right shoulder! OW!
I slowly stood up and nausea came over me, then the distinct lightheadedness of passing out. I held on to my shoulder while the pain shot down the right side of my back and walked to the bathroom praying, Lord, help me. I thought I was going to be sick. I was not; Thank you, Lord.
I walked back out to the dining room and sat down on a chair and called to Don because I felt myself slipping off; he opened the door for fresh air to come in, then helped me lay down on the floor.
Don and Noah were standing over me, looking down, while I lay in pain. They both prayed over me. Then, Murphy came calling again! This time it was the maintenance man, Rodolfo, who had come to fix the microwave. He thought I was exercising.
After he left, I tried to sit up several times, but got lightheaded each time. Don helped me to the bed, where I lay down on my left side. He got some arnica cream on my shoulder and back and a small hot pack on my shoulder. Again, I prayed and asked the Lord to be gracious to me. I rested for a while and when the pain was gone, I got up.
I was able to make lunch for all three of us and wash the dishes, but it was very slow going because of little twinges of pain happening here and there.
I made it to the party late, but got through the festivities without hurting myself. Thank you, Lord.
Since then, I have hurt myself several times because I forget I injured myself. But each time, through the pain, my Lord has been gracious and helped me to overcome. Truly, His grace is sufficient for me.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
~ Psalm 139:14 ~
And He said to me,
“My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~