My life has been filled with struggles and so many of my posts relate my struggles – with my struggles.
The past few days have been no exception. Early Friday morning I wrenched my lower back – doing nothing more strenuous that filling a bucket of water (to flush our toilet which hasn’t been working!) The pain was so bad that I dropped to my knees, began retching and almost passed out.
I managed to crawl to my recliner and haul myself up into it – and there is where I have basically stayed for the past 4 days. My husband had to help me get to the bathroom and back again.
The one small blessing (?) in that scenario was that at the time of my injury, I was wearing a little sundress as a nightie and was “sans undies”, or “going commando” as my hubby likes to say. This little fact made it sooooo much easier to go to the bathroom since I was unable to stand without holding on to something and had to use both of my hands to hold onto the bathroom counter to sit and to stand – thus leaving no hands for the pulling down and up of underpants.
The next day I was able to change into a long sundress because I didn’t have to bend down – just pull things over my head – but still no undies. Not really a problem until an overly friendly blue mud dauber wasp decided to fly up my dress! A few tense moments!
My back pain slowly lessened each day and bound tightly with a back brace, I even managed to slowly shuffle into our van so that my hubby could take me for a couple of country drives – and a Wendy’s Frosty – but I was still “sans undies”.
Today, however, my hubby is in bed with a migraine and the Orkin man was coming to spray our house for spiders. I was not willing to greet the poor Orkin man in my “sans undies” state, so I finally dared to try to bend enough to get some undies on – and I was successful! For which, I and the Orkin man are eternally gratefully!
So today I write to tell you to remember to celebrate even the smallest of victories! (And it helps to have a sense of humour too).
Eph 5:20 Giving praise at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;