I had no idea when I started this blog that I would even have readers, let alone have readers who have buoyed my spirits and my determination during my stroke recovery with their prayers and comments. But that has been the case. Healing through the blogosphere . . . what a concept . . . and a blessing!
So I want to say thank you to blogging friends – and relatives – who leave encouraging comments and who share, through their own blogs, their thoughts and their stories about their lives -- words that inspire me, give my brain cells a much needed workout, provide a comforting glimpse of everyday, simple joys, or just give me the gift of unrestrained, body-shaking laughter. Thank you Dear Readers and fellow bloggers!
And thanks for all the complimentary comments about bravery, positive attitude and good spirit. Such characteristics are not always my natural state. So I have to give credit where credit is due. From the very beginning of this stroke journey, God has graced me with a simple and comforting trust, that whatever comes, he has things figured out for me already.
And early on, every time that I surfaced into the real world from floating in a comforting, peacefulul state, there was an affirmation of his care awaiting me, whether the presence of loved ones and friends, or a medical person with a helpful hint that I could use immediately, or cards and phone calls letting me know I was in someone’s thoughts and prayers.
During this current phase of my recovery, my therapists and dear hubby are contending with some moans, groans and whining from me. I am a wienie when it comes to even minimal amounts of pain, especially since this pain has most likely arrived due to some unfortunate habits I developed while protecting my affected left hand.
But God’s affirmations of his care continue, through cards, emails, blogs, untold kindnesses of all sorts, and assurances of continued prayer from friends, relatives, strangers, and those who were strangers but who I now count as friends. How can I not experience joy! Truly showers of blessings surround me.