45-Minute Procedure

“God only gives us what we can handle. He must think I’m a bad ass!” pinterest pin

I had knee surgery yesterday. I think back to a conversation we had just a week ago when we were talking about you and your plans for moving your stuff out of the rental and I had mentioned I was at the orthopedic surgeon’s office. You never asked me why and I know its because you don’t care. Just like the night I injured my knee, exactly one week prior to D-day. I hobbled into the bedroom, you were already asleep but woke up to my crying and limping around. You asked me if I was Ok. I said no. You prayed for the pain, offered to get me an ice pack and then went back to sleep, never bringing it up again.

I lived with the pain from that day through now but little did I know that the pain of two tears in my meniscus was nothing compared to the pain I was going to begin to have to deal with just one week later. If only it would be as easy as a quick 45-minute procedure to repair the tears in my heart as it is to repair the tears in my knee.

So while I’m layed up over the next few days, I am soaking up plenty of Pinterest.  Often I would look to fellow pinners to post words of encouragement that I needed to hear/see. Many were things I wanted to hear from you but I had to seek out myself. Today, I spent 45 pinterest minutes on a procedure I like to call “Me.” Here are some of my favorite pick me ups today.


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2 thoughts on “45-Minute Procedure

  1. Hope post-op is doing well for you and you are not in too much physical pain. I also have a Me Pinterest board.. I go to it often.
    Tonight I just want to leave. I wish he would, or one of us die.. but seems that is unlikely..
    I loved reading your pins 🙂


  2. oh NH, I can feel your pain and I’m so sorry. Haven’t we all died already? I can only trust that now the Lord will do as His word says and give me a crown of beauty from the ashes I’m covered in (Isaiah 61:3.) I know its not much but I do pray for you. I pray, as I do for myself, that the Lord gives me his eyes because mine are so easily deceived, his heart because mine is broken and his spirit to be able to discern each thought that comes to mind and capture it, identifying exactly who it is that is supplying it. The enemy has one purpose- to steal, kill, and destroy, but I know that My Father in Heaven can take what was meant to harm and turn it to good (Gen 50:20.)

    Pinterest is good for my soul and I’m thankful for it but I cannot discount the words of my Father who provides water for my spirit. And as awful as some days can be, I try to always remember that nothing takes God by surprise and He is the same God that was there on my wedding date (October 4, 2003) as He was on D-Day and as He is today and will be tomorrow.

    I don’t know what each day holds for you but I do know who holds them. I’m thankful for your story and the honesty in which you share. You are brave to keep trying but try not to forget that YOU matter too.


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