Live from Panera
I did NOT get a bagel, even though I really wanted to, because my legs are made of bagels and I don't need anymore, no matter what my taste buds think. This post is going to be random. Don't blame Panera.
My back hurts. Ouch. I'll take your prayers if you can squeeze one more thing on your list. I have two standing prayer requests if you ever think of me: Pray for a strong back and good audio. Both are keys to success in my life. Thanks.
My heart is heavy today as I pray for my friends Nate and Tricia. Many of you follow them online on Nate's blog, so you know the story. Tricia has Cystic Fibrosis. Four years ago, she gave birth to a tiny miracle baby, and then received a double lung transplant on Nate's birthday. Well now, her lungs are struggling, and today she starts a very long and difficult treatment. Please pray for them. They are such a sweet, sweet family and rely so much on their faith. Share on Twitter: #prayersforpattysue
I realized yesterday that I graduated from Indian River High School 15 years ago. For a second, I thought - dang, I am getting old! I remember when my mom had her 20th reunion. When I finally have a kid, they will remember my 50th high school reunion! Sometimes I feel so far behind in life. We don't have a house or kids, and looking at Facebook - it's like a never ending feed of new house pictures and ultrasounds. Sometimes I have to step away or my jealous heart really acts up. But, I think about how much love there is in my life, and my good health and prosperity when it comes to work - I mean I have had DREAMS come true over the last couple of years like nobody's business! and then I am truly thankful for the blessings in my life over the last 15 years.
Speaking of anniversaries - tomorrow will mark 18 years since my husband broke his neck. 18 years paralyzed. That's insane, isn't it? That's a long time. His spinal cord injury could vote! I don't know how he does it. I think being paralyzed would get old in like oh, .5 seconds, but he rocks it out - day in and day out. He is my hero, in so many ways. I will never understand it, but I have finally given up trying to. I know everything happens according to God's will, so we will journey on, together. It's amazing how when you get married, the Lord takes your two stories and weaves them together as one, as he weaves the two people together as one. It's not easy - being woven like that - but oh, is it worth it!
I am home for just a couple of days in between work trips. My brain is overloaded. I have so much to digest mentally. And with my back hurting - I guess I will have the chance to sit down and do that. If your news feed is clogged up with "Love Like This Life" updates over the next 24 hours - that's why.