Yesterday we woke up to the sadness that Jonathan
has the same stomach bug that I just recuperated from.
My heart is so sad for him.
With his upcoming back surgery and the herniated disc involved there
I knew that this sickness would be so hard on him.
You can use your imagination as to why.
Due to my concerns for him and logistical issues
of getting my hair washed, dried and styled
I was late to Change of Pace.
It all worked out in the end but I missed singing with my peeps.
Probably for the best as I sat in the pew and cried through most of the
music as it was.
Singing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" in the middle of a stormy time
of life has whole new, and very special meaning.
I came home to new inches of water in the basement.
This time from another source.
I went splashing through the waters looking for the pump we had
purchased. I became more frantic as I couldn't find it and got on the phone
with Warren to find out that since he had the entire thing dried out
before leaving that morning it was all disassembled and not
set up for what I needed at all.
My only option was to go open the toilet flange again and let
all of that water run to the septic one more time.
I headed for the bathroom which has been under construction
for quite a while down there.
Still talking to him on the phone I took a step,
then another, reached for the light switch just out of reach in front of me
when my foot went out from under me and slammed into the dresser holding
a very heavy and large tv above the water.
The pain was muted by the numbing effect of the water but the blood began
to flow right away.
I opened the "drain" and got upstairs to inspect the damage to my foot.
One of my middle toes showed a lot of damage.
Trauma to the nail bed, purple color popping up,
immediate swelling and a funky bulge at the joint mid toe.
And so, here I sit.
Unable to help with the water until this heals enough to not become infected
from flood water.
I do not understand why.
I wish it weren't like this.
But I still trust.
In His plan.
In His faithfulness.
The pain is under control in that toe even without
pain meds this morning so I'm going to take some Tylenol
a bit later and figure out something to wear on that foot and
go teach my choirs.
Thankfully it is not my right foot so I'll be able to drive just fine.
We are nearing concert date and weren't able to
have practice last week due to the snow....
which worked out because that was the day the flooding began.
Thank the Lord for music!
I'm looking forward to this piece of normal in a very,
very long week.
Oh! Yesterday was our 26th Anniversary.
I made a fantastic dinner for us which was so simple
and required little walking or standing.
Prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts
Creamed Green Beans
We looked at each other and just laughed as we ate in the
living room with my foot propped up and throbbing.
But we were together and have always loved
working on projects together.
Boy, do we have a big one ahead of us!!
I guess we'll just have to "suffer through".