Monday, December 28, 2009

One Year Ago Today...




One year ago this morning, my wonderful husband John crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail and went flying in the air to hit his head on the frozen ground. He was wearing a helmet and much safety gear (he looked like Neil Armstrong) but he still suffered a traumatic brain injury and then a pulmonary embolism and then an infected leg that required surgery.

But you know what? John is doing wonderfully today. God chose to heal him. Recovery built our faith as a family even as we battled fear.

If you prayed for John or my family during that time, THANK YOU! I want to write something profound about the experience but I can't. I am just grateful. Today Noah and I are going to go to John's work and take him out to lunch. We aren't having a big party. But the most meaningful celebrations are those moments when John and I look back and then up, praising our God once again for being who He is and having mercy on who we are.

The Old Testament is full of stories in which altars are built after God showed Himself to be the one true God, full of miracles and mercy and majesty.

Today I build another altar in my heart. I give thanks.

5 comments:

Need More Words said...

Oh Robbie, there is so much to be thankful for in your family. Having John whole and healthy makes everything else seem inconsequential.
I like the new header on your blog. :)
Diane

smithsk said...

"Today I build another altar in my heart."

What an altar for those who live under grace of the New Covenant!

Happy New Year!

Susan

tonya said...

Loved your sweet post. It always amazes me to see how God works. :)
Happy New Year!

Jan Parrish said...

Wow. God is so good, isn't he? Praising God for John's miraculous recovery.

denise said...

I remember that day and the long healing process. So sorry all y'all had to go through that, BUT I see the joy in your face now and the added strength you now have because of the experience. Love you, Robbie.