Monday, December 14, 2009

Life slows down...

This Sunday, I was given a reminder to slow down in life and be grateful in everything. While walking into church together, I slipped on the ice and fell down. Thankfully, belly was protected so baby is doing perfectly, but mommy broke her ankle!!!
The title of this post says it all- after this fall, my life has slowed down! Even though it has only been about 24 hours since the fall and my ankle break, I've realized all of the things I am thankful for in this situation. First, I am so thankful that baby is okay and that nothing worse happened (breaking a hip, leg, etc). Second, I am so thankful for family and friends that have already called and offered companionship and meals, etc. I know that there are so many people praying for me and my ankle and I'm confident God is answering these prayers. I am also so thankful for Tom. He has kept me in such high spirits and is helping me with the littlest of things all day and night. Finally, I'm thankful for my God who is greater than this situation and will get me through it!
On Saturday night, Tom and I were praying for the baby and preparation for the baby and we talked about the fact that God will not give us anything we can't handle. When I first heard the news that my ankle was in fact broken, I just started crying again. My first thought was "oh no, the pain" and "how am I going to heal?" and my other thought was sadness that I would have a broken ankle during labor which will make things more difficult, etc. But I have to remember what Tom and I prayed on Saturday night before the fall, God will not give me anything I can't handle....what a physical reminder I have now!!

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