Sometimes, when you are in the midst of suffering or sadness, the sweetest things happen. Several such things have occurred during this time of semi-convalescence due to my pain and vertigo.
Yesterday, I had an injection in my neck. Spinal injections don’t always help and can initially exacerbate the pain, but since I had one a couple of years ago that worked, I decided to try one again. I’m avoiding the alternative, a three level cervical fusion, like the plague!
The sweet things started before I even left for the shot.
My mom called to assure me she was praying and to say she loves me. She is one of those early rising, fervent prayer warriors, so I don’t take her prayers lightly. Her presence and love for me is sweet indeed.
Right after I got home from having the procedure, my little Maltese seemed to know something was wrong. He may have smelled the lingering clinic odors on my clothing. Although not normally a lap dog, he suddenly wanted up in my chair to sweetly snuggle.
Unexpected sweet thing
My son randomly text-ed to apologize for something and to remind me that he loves me. Sadly, as our children get older we hear from them less often. To receive an unexpected apology and acknowledgment of my son’s love was a very sweet thing.
Totally sweet things
Friends have text-ed, emailed and blogged to check on me and let me know they are praying. This includes many of you, which is totally sweet.
My husband has been a trooper throughout this and all the many other times I have struggled, starting with my back surgeries many years ago. To this day, he still does the majority of the housework. I try never to take him for granted. He is always so sweet.
The sweetest thing
These displays of sweetness overwhelm and warm my heart. However, since God is in control and works all things out for our good, the sweet things are really from Him. Our acts of kindness are but the conduits of His sweetness. They are like hugs and kisses from heaven.
His love and tender care for us is by far the sweetest thing.
“The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.”
*My thanks to all of you for your thoughtfulness and prayers. I am getting better!