Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11, 2010...

One year ago today...
...I was feeling so good about being ready to head home for BC early so we wouldn’t get home too late.
...I was working while the kids slept.
...I nearly had the van loaded.
...I heard my ankle snap...and felt the extreme pain.
...I was laying in the hospital in Vernon waiting for surgery.
...my ankle was snapped in 2 places.
...I wished my Thanksgiving weekend didn’t have to end that way.
...I wished Ben could be with me.
...I struggled with how much our lives were going to change.

BUT...even more than those wishes...I was sooo thankful (& still am!)...
...that the kids didn’t see me go down.
...that I could get ahold of Ben before I went to the hospital.
...that my parents were there with me!
...that my mom was willing to stay in BC for an extra week just to take care of me & the kids!!
...that my aunt & uncle allowed us to continue staying with them.
...for the amazing memories Uncle Wilf & Auntie Pearl made with my kids!
...for my wonderful day nurse Yolanda...I wish I had a way to thank you & tell you how much you encouraged me!
...for my very own personal nurse (Pearl!) once I got to their house.

...that God was working in my heart during that time!!!
...for all the friends & family that were praying for me & our family during that time!
...for everyone who brought us meals & helped me with things around the house!

If you’d like to read the whole story, it’s here:  http://bhwerdalfamily.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-2010no-accident.html
When we went to BC this summer, I took a picture of the house we were staying at last year.  Our van was parked almost exactly where that black vehicle is (maybe just a wee bit further forward)...so you can imagine me laying behind itJ.

As this weekend approached, I told Ben I felt like having a party.  He thought I was a little nutsJ.  “Wouldn’t you rather just forget that?”  I know what he means...but I am so thankful for where this year has brought us.  So although I don’t think there’ll be a physical party tonight...there’s one going on in my heartJ.

Thank you Lord...
...that I can walk without a limp.
...for walking beside me through that emotional rollercoaster.
...for teaching me to slow down...it has made this fall so much easier!
...for drawing me closer to you!

Yes, that day a year ago changed our lives...for the better!  It was hard...very hard at times...but God brought us through.  So today...the day after Thanksgiving...I am reflecting & don’t want to forget these things that God did for us last year.  I also wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who was there for us in that time...from when I very first fell...till I was recovered here at home.  I want to name you all, but I’m so scared I’ll forget someone...so THANK YOU!!!!  Please know that every one of you was such a blessing to us!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love you!