What a week--what a month. As you know, I've been rather busy helping Mom recuperate from surgery. On December 31, I hit a dog (sadly, the dog died), which caused about $1,300 in damage to my car. I got the repaired car back last Friday. This week became a little more eventful. On Monday, I was rear-ended on the way to work. The person who hit me, was rear-ended too, but the driver (a woman, no doubt) who hit her, drove away without even checking on injuries. My neck was sore for a few days, but I'm much better now. When the car hit, it knocked my battery cables off, disabling my vehicle. My car had to be towed because the battery is located in the wheel well and not easy to get to without removing the tire. Today, my Mom had a couple different problems pop up and we were convinced she would have to have more surgery, but the surgeon was happy to tell us that she had nothing to worry about. Mom and I were so relieved, we both wanted to cry. Mom was overjoyed to be able to keep her beauty parlor appointment. Yes, she got her hair "did" and began feeling a little more normal. We've had other "monkey wrenches" thrown in, but life is still good. God is so good. The life we live is imperfect and flawed, but in it your can still find beauty and joy. I'm so thankful I still have my Mom and I'm so thankful for my great family, including in-laws, who have been so willing to help get Mom's life back to normal.
Texture by Kim Klassen.