Here I am again...only this time, on crutches. This was the first of 21 knee surgeries. When I look into her eyes...I'm thinking... "You didn't know that there would be many more surgeries...and much pain...did you?
As of this year...I've been living with these two bad legs, for about 50 years.
Early in life, I found out that I was born with two deformities in my knees...after a major dislocation. In fact, I walked on a dislocated knee for several days, before I was taken to the doctor...and that is when the journey began...a long and difficult journey...but do you know what? I wouldn't trade this journey, for two perfect legs; because I have learned so much, from this difficult climb...and even now, as I live with a rod in the right leg...and a very bad left knee...I write through the pain and tiredness; that stems through this "thorn" that has afflicted me.
One thing I can say for sure...if I wouldn't have walked this difficult road...I wouldn't be where I am with Christ today! Praise Him...that even through affliction; we can remain connected and sustained, from a pit of total destruction! I love you Jesus...and I thank you for the hard times...for these moments have truly steered me in your direction!!
*Come back and look for more throughout the day, as I celebrate God's goodness...see you soon!
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain