Closing out a chapter – whew!

We said goodbye to this badboy last week…..

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Oh don’t get me wrong. I was thankful to have that bed.  But getting back upstairs and with my man was a wonderful new day.

And got rid of these guys…….

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I relied on all these things heavily and they provided security for a time period but it’s a new day in this girls life. I’m doing therapy three times a week hoping to get the limp out of me. But if not, we’ll deal with that. It will be a constant reminder of God’s goodness to me during a chapter of life we’ll never forget. But until I know for sure I’m fighting like crazy to regain full mobility in my foot, leg and knee. I’m also praying and asking God to give me back strength in these areas. I know it’s bold to ask but I would love it if you’d pray alongside of me too.

So while I’m saying goodbye to one chapter I’m entering a new one. One that involves learning from the previous chapter. I’m learning how to do life a little slower and more purposeful. Sitting on the porch a little longer – not because I can’t get my wheelchair back in but because I want to “be” instead of getting back to “doing.” It’s realizing that if I start from the premise of fear I will be hindered in my ability to move forward in trust. This chapter includes being aware of old habits that have been forced to be broken that have given freedom in other areas. It’s a good chapter. I like it a lot.

As I reflected on phasing out much of the tools that helped me doing daily living since May I found my basket of cards.


And I re-read every single one of them. I was struck once again of the love that surrounds our family. The Jesus-filled friends and family who sent encouragement our way through prayer, meals, money, and scripture. I learned that a card with scripture in it is powerful because sometimes you just need to hear a word from the Lord and yet you don’t feel like whipping out your big ole Bible at that moment. To open up a card with His words in front of you is refreshing. So I’ve tried to practice that habit more these days.

So good-bye broken leg chronicles and hello new day! I’m so glad you’re here. Please stay a while. Ha!





  1. Yay! It’s great to have those aids when we need them, but even better when we don’t need them any longer. Praying for your continued and complete recovery.

  2. Rejoicing with you as you begin this new chapter, Melody. You have been a beautiful display of HIs glory in the midst of your “detour.” Keep looking Up.
    Love to you—
    Cindy 🙂

  3. So grateful for the healing that has taken place, both in your leg and in your heart. I am learning the wisdom in being through #OperationRest and through pouring through scripture. There are times I don’t want to leave the couch because I’m so involved in my bible reading or conversation. I’m learning that this really does bless Him!