Friday, September 16, 2016

Miracles Abound

Good news on a zillion fronts! My broken rib finally seems to be mending. It has been three weeks since the (stupid) accident on my bicycle, and I have been in pretty terrible pain that entire time. However, as of yesterday, I walked with very little pain, drove with almost no pain, and did deep breathing exercises with minimal pain. When I complete my 6-weeks of radiation therapy, I should still be able to do my victory lap to NY.

Speaking of radiation, now that I am in the targeted 'boost' phase (with only three sessions left!), the rest of my radiated skin is praising God and thanking me as it begins the road to recovery. The one section under my arm that was bright red and looked ready to blister seems to have decided that blistering would not be worth the effort. The color is toning down, and so far, no blisters.

My overhead arm range had been decreasing at an alarming pace, and it hurt badly to stretch. I was so frightened that I would never be out of pain, would lose function, and might never kayak again. However, as of yesterday, I regained a good bit of range without pain.

It all feels miraculous. But one more miracle awaited me.

My husband found a tiny house on the river, just minutes from where he works. He asked if I wanted to go see it. It is really tiny...but it has a lovely large fenced yard, a private dock, and stunning views right on my beloved Catawba River. I was game.

So we met the realtor there yesterday and it was love at first sight. It is a tiny home, an old home, and lived in, but not neglected. I wanted that little house so badly. I stayed with the realtor for a half hour after hubby returned to work, and we talked about my cancer, my broken rib, my books, and how the river is balm to my wounded body and soul.

The water has always been a source of joy to me. These photos are from the 80's and 90's. In the first, I am the one sailing the sailboat. In the second, I am paddling a canoe with my kids.

Hubby and I are discussing the tiny house. I don't know if we will put a contingency offer on the home but we are considering it. Both of us must be certain this is where God would have us settle. It would be snug, very snug settling. When I say tiny, I mean tiny. However, it feels right to me...I think. How does one know where one will be happy until one gets there? Please pray that our house sells quickly and that all the pieces will fall in place if this is where God wants us.


Acts 4:30 

While you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

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