I really don't think that I've done justice to this blog lately. Sure I keep a running tab on what I can do and voice my immediate concerns and worry. But I really have a lot more to be thankful for than I let on in my regular updates.
I have such an amazing family and amazing friends, although, my friends that seem to help me through this difficult time have come from many unexpected places. You know who you are, and, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me, listening to me, and simply putting up with me. Without the help of friends and family I wouldn't be sane, I wouldn't be where I am.
In addition to my immediate support network, I know that the Lord Christ is there with me through this entire journey. He has chosen this path for me and it is not my place to feel self-pity and wonder why me. I know the answer to "why me", it is because He chose it for me. Plain and simple. This is one extreme learning experience that was given to me by the Almighty Lord, whose perfect plan for me here on earth is panning out. I have absolutely no doubt that the experience of repeatedly failed hip surgeries will make be a better person and I strive to have my circumstances draw me closer in my personal relationship with the Lord. I will be the first to admit that I need to spend more time growing my relationship with the Lord. I do know, without a shadow of a doubt, that He is there for me, beside me every step of the way through this hip journey and for the rest of my life. I take comfort in knowing that this is what is best for me. I put all my faith and trust in Him. I have so much reassurance that this will work out just as He has planned and that I will have the best hips possible this side of Heaven. In glory, there will be no more pain, no more bad hips, pure bliss. I am so incredibly thankful to know Jesus as my personal saviour. All my trust and hope is in Him, and Him alone.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."