There is a little donkey in Donegal who has stolen my heart. Timmy was born this year at the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary with severe tendon problems in his back legs. Why has he so captivated me? I recently had my third surgery on my ankle to fix a an ongoing problem. Timmy is improving, and as I watch him go, he encourages me to not give up and to keep going. God bless animals for their uncomplaining spirits. Blessings to you also on your journey. Lisa
To help Timmy, visit his page. https://www.gofundme.com/Littletimmy16?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=CTA_view_campaign&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5
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“I know there’s always something we have to go through
That has some deeper meaning but
Right now I just can’t say
I know there’s gonna be a lesson somewhere
I’m gonna think a lot about it later
But right now I’m miles away…” Miles Away, Marc Cohn
Just my two cents….being a Christian doesn’t mean things are going to be easy. It doesn’t mean you won’t get discouraged. It doesn’t mean that sometimes you just don’t want to deal with things. It does mean that God will pull you through it somehow.
“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.”~John 16:33
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