Joy in the Midst

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This is one of very favorite pictures of my husband and me.

What you see:  Laughter, happiness, joy, beauty of the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal.

What you also see:  our new acquaintance’s thumb, which showed up in every single photo he took of us, until we were all beside ourselves with laughter.

What you don’t see:  a walking cane that took me from point A to point B, the pain of walking that it took to get to that photo taking spot, my husband’s stress from lovingly taking such good care to get me to this spot.

And this is why I love it.  In pain, in hard times, in difficulties, there can be great joy.  There can be great beauty.  Great strength.  Great determination.  Great hope.

And a Great God over it all.

I am glad to be back, sharing with you all.  God is doing a new thing in my heart, and renewing my spirit.  Let me hear from you!  I have missed you.  Love, Lisa

Learning to Walk Again…

 

It’s no small thing!  And I might say, from experience, much easier when you’re a child rather than a….well…..more advanced age.  😉  Quick update:  Since my ankle fusion revision and tendon transfer surgery in January, I’m out of the boot, back in tennis shoes, and working really hard every day to get my heel back down where it should be, and to get this rusty body to adapt to all the changes.  It’s been a long recovery with many months still to go, but I knew that going into it.  But isn’t it funny how it seems so much longer when you’re actually in it?  God is keeping me going, though.  🙂 And for that I am thankful.

Some quotes that amazingly seem to apply to other situations as well.

“If you can’t walk, be the bird.”  ~Lisa Lyons  (but I have to say, I haven’t made it off the ground yet..  haha)

“My leg hasn’t fallen off yet.”  ~Lisa Lyons  (after the “How are you doing?” question and should be said with heavy sarcasm for full effect)

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Thanks for listening….I appreciate all of my readers, and sincerely pray that you are blessed today.  Slainte, Lisa