Last Saturday was a most blessed day. The morning was spent at a Magnificat breakfast with Kitty Cleveland as the speaker. I cannot remember when I have heard a more gifted and anointed speaker. This is a video of her testimony at a different event. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit and listen. You will not regret it!
After that fabulous morning we went to Praise & Worship at a friend’s house; the music, prayer and time with our family of faith was so peaceful and joyful.
The last few weeks I have been working on surrendering, and that was the word for Saturday.
Now I am mentally prepping for surgery. I’ve heard some interesting comments; please put these on what not to say to people list unless you are their very best friend and are sharing genuine care and concern.
- “Foot surgery is very, very painful. The recovery is difficult.” Is that why I’m having anesthesia and getting prescription pain medication? Thanks for sharing, I thought it’d be like a pedicure!
- “You’ll be fine. You’ve given birth.” Well, true, I have but that was a very long time ago and once it was over, I could walk right away.
- “The doctor said you can’t walk on it or drive for 2 months. Doesn’t he know you have a life?” Well, yes, he does but he’d like my foot to totally heal so I can dance through the rest of my life.
- “Does he know what he is doing?” No, I choose a doctor based on his inability to give me the best possible care.
I know people mean well, but they should think before saying things and maybe have a better tone so I wouldn’t question.
On a positive note, more than one friend has called or texted reminding me to let them help! They know me well, for this truly will be my biggest challenge. I am going to ask for help; I promise. I’ll also ask for visitors when I feel up to it.
I think I have all the supplies for recovery: tea, pain meds, bag of peas to ice my foot, plenty of books, and graham crackers. I am covered in prayer for sure thanks to all my dear friends and going to Mass later to get me some Jesus and be anointed. Can’t think of anything else I need or want.
My post on Stillness is up at Catholic Mom.