Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
You cannot believe how applicable that verse is to our 2010 – literally walking and not becoming weary after waiting almost 10 years for pain relief is the story of us this year.
2010 was a year about many issues and excitement and events. But yesterday, as Andy and I snowshoed in the single-digit temps I came to think it was more about one thing than anything else – a like new hip for my beloved which has put him in a pain-free position for the first time in almost a decade!
The year started with me returning to the work-force for the first time in over 11 years. Full time too!
But that job provided two things that were necessary to get that new improved resurfaced hip – health insurance and additional cashflow.
No matter how much I miss being at home and focused on our family and home all of the time, it was worth it.
Worth it when almost exactly 3 months after getting the new hip, just a few moments after this photo (above) was taken, he turned to me, gave me a sweet little kiss, and said “Thank you for my hip.”
Sort of gives a very tangible example of what it is to be a helpmate.
Then, that afternoon he did this:
Yep, that man of mine went skiing – and he did at least one black diamond run.
All on his three-month new resurfaced hip.
And he was pain-free.
Thank you God for the enormous change you brought into 2010 – a job that allowed us to afford healing and strength in the timing you had for us. All of this we know came from you!
That, my friends, is a simple but in some ways very thorough summary of the story of 2010 for the AJBs and me.