It is only by the GRACE OF GOD, and some incredible amount of humor that I KNOW He has, that things like this happen.
Preface: When Matt had his seizure, the Lord protected him from harm. He wasn’t driving. He didn’t hit his head or fall on a sword or open flame. For that, we are grateful. Being that God was busy taking care of all of those things, Matt’s shoulder was on the bottom of the totem pole. I get it. So it popped out of socket. AND continued to pop out until physical therapy. THANK YOU DEREK THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
Fast forward a month or two. I was still driving Matt to and from work every day. I had been
nagging asking him to do his exercises for about a week. We were on our way home, Matt was talking to my dad on the phone, when he started yelling a curse word that starts with “s” and rhymes with nitwit. You know the man is in some serious pain. The phone went flying. I’m helping Matt put his shoulder back in and yelling to my dad that everything is fine and we will call him back. I was right got the hint. Nagging was not the way to get things done. He is not a child.
Now lets talk about last week. Lately, we have been focusing on baby steps. Baby steps away from fear and towards what we want our life to look like. We’ve been taking so many baby steps we can’t even see where we started. ANYWAYS. Monday morning, I reminded Matt that his exercises, left undone, did little good. That night, I woke up to Matt screaming in pain and the sunken skin where his shoulder should be. Being the person of action that I am, I leaped from bed and ran straight to the bathroom to puke. That’s right. My husband needed me. And I was too affected by the stress of it all, to get off my knees.
I kept yelling, “DO I NEED TO TAKE YOU TO THE ER?!”, praying he would say no, BECAUSE HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DRIVE SOMEONE TO THE ER WHEN YOU ARE PUKING OUT THE WINDOW?
Between the pain and the puking, Matt wasn’t feeling so good. On the verge of losing his dinner, he was hunched over, both of us praying, his shoulder popped back into place.
That man has done his exercises every day since.
Matt: You know.