Monday, July 2, 2012

Ridin' the Roller Coaster

"Life is like a roller coaster - it has its ups and downs - but it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride." 
- Unknown 

The month of June has definitely held its share of ups and downs for me.  Or rather, God is taking me on one heck of a roller coaster ride.  Sometimes it is difficult, but I know that His promise is true: "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  (Jeremiah 29:11).  Here is a little glimpse at what has gone on in my life in the past few weeks.

On June 16, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my dear Aunt (who was also my Godmother) died after suffering for a long time with cancer.  Her children and husband were all able to be there around her as she died.  Praised be God for her life, her prayers, and her suffering, which I know were often offered for our whole family and for the work of the Apostolate for Family Consecration!  I will miss her often, especially since I was just beginning to appreciate her and all that she did.  But I know she will do much more for us in heaven!  :)  "But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him."  (Romans 6:8)

YAY!  I'm on crutches!  I know this little icon guy doesn't look too much like me, but he was the best I could do on short notice.  Maybe one of these days I will get around to taking a picture of myself on crutches for the blog.  ;)  

Anyways, by now you are probably wondering why I am on crutches.  Well, the truth is, I didn't see this hill coming  (in reference to the roller coaster).  On Friday night we had a really bad storm and I was running out of the rain into our garage, slipped on the concrete, and cut the top of my foot on the bottom of the grill.  Don't ask me how I managed that just happened.  Anyways, several of my tendons were sliced (ouch), so I will be going in for surgery on Thursday and hobbling around on crutches for who knows how long.  *sigh* It's hard not to be active when it is suddenly taken away from you!  Please keep me in your prayers, as I am a little nervous about the's the first (and I hope last) time I'll have had surgery.

And, to end this thing on a hopeful note, I have a funny story and a funny video to post very soon!  Also, being laid up gives me an excuse to blog more often.....just saying'...

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