Not quite a month ago my husband was involved in a skiing accident that completely fractured his pelvis from the leg joint all the way through the top of the pelvis. He underwent a seven hour surgery to repair the damage that was done. One of the complications he faced from surgery is numbness and extreme pain in his right hand. He has very little feeling in it, and this is his dominant hand. It makes it difficult for him to use his crutches or walker.
Our lives have changed in just an instant. I used to take for granted having my husband be the strong one in our family. I took for granted when he came home each day and gave me a hug and lovingly embraced me. I also just assumed he would always be lying by me in bed each evening. But life has drastically changed in that he only can sleep comfortably in the easy chair in our living room. Due to being on crutches and in tremendous pain he is not able to really give or receive hugs without hurting him. For now it is me that is having to be strong. I only can be strong because of my faith in the Lord.
I realize that I could have easily lost my dear husband and I am very grateful that I still have him. The Lord has been showing me in a multitude of ways of my need to have a thankful heart and to not take things for granted. I need to continually work on being a servant and being more like my Heavenly Father. I desire to be open and receptive to my husband. I pray that through all the difficult times we are facing that I will remain strong in my witness for the Lord.