I am a member of this Periacetabular Osteomy Facebook group with people that are struggling from hip dysplasia, have undergone the Periacetabular Osteomy (PAO)/Ganz surgery or are contemplating it. Some days I think I would have lost my sanity without the support of these people that understand what I am going through. It is so nice to know that others understand. One of the members sent these out to the other members of the group! So thoughtful. I will definitely cherish it and wear it with pride!! Thank you, Lisbeth!! You may not know the difference you’ve made in all of our lives! May God bless you!!
I don’t think I can ever thank these people enough, but I did want to return the thoughtfulness. I have seen the butterfly used as a symbol for people with hip problems. The shape of hips resembles that of a butterfly. Ironically, this great quote was placed on a butterfly. I am sending this to Lisbeth who is the member of the group that sent out the bracelets. Her act of kindness will be forever cherished by many. I hope this is a daily reminder to her of how she has placed a positive affect on the lives of others!
“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away”
Some days can be so hard…I wonder if this will ever end.
It is comforting to know that I am not alone.
(Above four photos courtesy of Pinterest)
Who would have ever thought that I would be the one seeking advice from the bible; however, as my faith grows, I find myself looking to the bible for my main source of guidance. Right now, with healing from surgery still, I find myself just wanting to give up and wondering if this stage of my life with ever end. I found these bible verses that have been helpful. I just have to remember that everything is in God’s hands. He has a plan. With God anything is possible. I will continue to leave it up to the man upstairs!
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” -Phillipians 4:13
“For nothing will be impossible with God”-Luke 1:37
With everything going on in the past few months, it is safe to say that life is a little hectic these days. On the run constantly, the “next thing” to do is always running through my head, and it feels like life is flashing before my eyes at a million miles per minute. It has had me thinking about what is truly important in life. What is life’s purpose?
With that being said, my best friend put it well the other day with a reminder that we need to slow down and pay attention. We need to pay attention to small things in life. The non-material things. How does the saying go? The best things in life aren’t things. The things that truly matter are family and friends. Those that we love. Cherishing the moments that we have with those people because we never know which moment might be the last. Unfortunately some of us learn that the hard way. When it is too late. So let us all take a chance to “slow down” and look around…are you surrounding yourself with the things that matter in life? The people that matter, and are you taking the opportunity to spend quality time with those people and truly cherish the memories you are making?