I discovered that we take a lot for granted in life.
For example; our 10 fingers and two hands.
I happened to be in the wrong place at the right time Saturday and ended up with a dislocated pinkie finger and broken hand.
Did you ever think about what you use your hand and fingers for?
I will just list a few of the most obvious to me through my experience:
Getting dressed: buttons, claps, hook and eyes
Taking a shower: ever try washing your hair with one hand? or soaping your body?
Opening jars and lids
. . . but the two most important are writing and typing; yes, it was my writing hand! I feel like a part of me has been cut off. I love to journal but my journal sits silent right now. I love to blog, but it takes 10 times longer with one hand. and, my email stack will only grow as I am always behind anyway.
Last week after Occidental Square I heard the Lord calling Missio Lux to rest.
Well, I guess he was serious with me because I am now in "enforced rest." Yesterday, I was able to enjoy the abiding Jesus invites us to experience with him as I sat outside in a gorgeous, record breaking day in Seattle. My spirit and soul soared even as my hand ached in pain.
I choose to embrace this period in my life of helplessness as I identify with the multitude of disabled around us who suffer daily with not being able to carry out the simple things of life. I will keep you posted on my journey.
If you have a physical challenge, what is it and how did it change your life?
What are some coping mechanisms that you have discovered?