Today’s blessing is too good to not share.
In early January, my fifty-something uncle, who is a runner, went out for his usual hour-long run. This man is a RUNNER. I mean a serious runner – one of those guys who gets stir-crazy if he doesn’t get a chance to run. It’s his stress relief, his meditation.. just simply, it’s his way of life. He runs like I write – he does it because something deep inside his soul needs it.
On that particular night, however, a horrible accident occurred. He was waiting for a truck to pass a busy road in his metropolitan suburb, and the truck put its signal to turn. It began the turn and my uncle began to cross. What he never saw coming was the car that was directly behind the truck, and it hit him… full-on, at an estimated 40ish miles per hour.
The details don’t really matter so much as what happened to him. He suffered serious, horrific injuries to his entire body. Of the many, many injuries, he had two broken legs and a traumatic brain injury. On that devastating night, I and a few family members drove the eight hour drive through the night to get to his bedside. There’s no way to prepare oneself for that kind of accident happening to a loved one. No way to prep your mind for what you might find when you arrive. No way to “look on the bright side”, as I always do, except to continue to tell yourself “he’s alive, he’s alive, he’s alive.”
Today – not quite twelve weeks later – I got some beautiful news. Not only is he ALIVE, but today he was given clearance to bear weight, 100%, on both legs. Less than ninety days ago, we didn’t even know if he would keep both legs… and today he is able to walk.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you doctors, thank you nurses, thank you modern medical care. Thank you for letting me live in a country with the best of the best, thank you for the hundreds of people praying for him, and very most of all, thank you, God.
We are so, so blessed.