This past summer I learned the most about myself, than I have in my entire life. It was one of the most difficult things I have had to hurdle in my life. I was told late last fall that I was born with a hip that was at an incorrect angle (Hip Dysplasia). I had surgery that placed four screws that would hold my newly repositioned pelvis. Without care from my incredible family, I wouldn’t have been able to recover as well. This is a testimony that God knows what you can handle and never losing your faith through it all.
From the days not being able to walk without pain, it seemed unbearable and that I would never be able to walk correctly again. Right from the start I decided that I have been through a surgery once on my hip, another one won’t be a big deal. I often wondered why was I that person that would need surgery?
After many days of praying, I knew God concluded that this would be one of the most important journeys of my life. The first couple of months I was on crutches and I couldn’t bend my body past a ninety degree angle. Let me tell you, it wasn’t possible to get on a tractor or ride in the pickup. At times it was testing my patience, only being able to watch others do chores and put up hay. There were many obstacles I couldn’t do that really made me extremely embarrassed and uncomfortable. The only thing that kept me going was that this is in God’s plan and I would be able to handle it.
Even though this was just a temporary time of pain, I discovered so many things about myself during this journey. Always remain positive, thankful, blessed, and live life to the fullest each and every day. I was very blessed with amazing family that took care of me through this critical time in my life. I also want to give a huge shout out to my amazing Sigma Alpha sisters for the constant texts, phone calls, and visits. All of these nice gestures truly gave me more confidence.
After months and months of physical therapy, just the other day I was able to jog a short distance without pain. THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST A YEAR, I could finally achieve my goal! It’s the small things in life that drive, motivate, and make me realize how blessed this life truly is.
The last thought I will leave with you all is a bible verse Psalm 105:4
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”
This is a great reminder to always being thankful, never lose your strength and always that with God, you can handle anything.