Sunday, March 7, 2010

Slowing Down...

I don't do slow. I don't like to just sit and do nothing. I don't do lazy. I don't like to put something aside that needs to be done now. So, needless to say, I'm usually doing something or about to do something... Don't get me wrong, I'm all about curling up on the couch and watching a movie, but usually only with a tall, strong, handsome man! haha Seriously though, I'm not a lazy person and I don't feel that anyone would describe me that way.

4 days ago I was up and about early and decided to be a model employee, so I was going to go into work early and get caught up on some work that needed to be done. It had snowed the night before, but other than a little bit on the steps outside the house there wasn't any that would get in my way. I went busting out of the house in my cute little shoes and was trying to go slowly down the stairs, which was working great until my feet went flying out and I bounced down the front steps on my butt. I have truly never experienced pain like that before. I broke my back about 10 years ago, and was very aware of the fact that I had just done it again... Since I've stupid and stubborn, I figured I could get myself back in the house, take a couple ibuprophen, and just chill on the couch. I wasn't there long until I was calling my dad to take me to the hospital, not fun! I ended up with 2 vertebraes broken, not cool at all!!! So, I'm in a back brace for 6 weeks, and I've got 2 bone tests scheduled in the next couple of weeks...

I've had no choice but to sit or lie on the couch for the past few days, and it has been difficult! I don't do bed rest well. It's amazing how many people have sent flowers and cards, so if you're one of them, thanx! I really appreciate it!!! Most people have told me that God allowed this to slow me down, and you know what, they're probably right. It's been really good for me to not be able to control everything and to let people do things for me. I've needed to realize that I'm not the only one who can accomplish things and to let other people try, and be willing to accept what they've done. My family, friends, and roommates have been awesome, they've gotten all of my food, helped me get up off the couch, and even changed my socks for me... It's amazing how much we use our backs, you really notice it when you can't! So, I'm choosing to be so thankful for this time to slow down and reflect on what really matters, and for the amazing people that God has placed in my life!

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog.. How is this possible?..

    Love you!