A woman I know had a very rough time of it during Christmas. She had appendicitis, then her husband suddenly got very ill. He was in the hospital for weeks with a form of sepsis and they ended up having to amputate several of his toes. He then spent more time in rehab and finally was able to go home this week. While he has a long road of recovery ahead of him, they were so happy that he made it through and is home. Tonight I read a story from a woman who sounded like she had the same illness as the man. Unfortunately, the woman lost not only several toes, but both her hands as well. But, she was also grateful for surviving. She was now trying to figure out how she was to live this next chapter in her life. I found such courage and hope in both of these ironically similar stories.
I Found God today in the courageous hope of two suffering people.