Thursday, October 15, 2009

Three Magical Words

(Author warning: Kelvin)

To clarify, this is not my original saying, but I have borrowed it from a wise friend. My friend has endured the mental and physical struggles of suffering a brain injury while in his 30’s. Mentally, he is 110%, but physically he is in a constant state of rehab and takes meds to help with fine motor skills. A while back he went deer hunting with me. One evening after a couple of beers and too little sleep his meds were not very effective. He had bad tremors and needed help getting to bed. While I was helping him walk across the travel trailer, he poured out the Three Magical Words of wisdom and insight to me. They were simple words. When taken in the context of what all he has been through and goes through daily, I found them profound. He had managed to sum up volumes of doctors ledgers, numerous pharmaceutical journals, dozens of surgeries and thousands of hours of rehab in three words; Genius!

Sometimes we tend to over-analyze our situation and get buried in the details. We all do it. We look at Emma’s situation and wonder: what is the root cause of the genetic misalignment? Where did it start? Why did it develop? Why Emma? Our frustration builds. We find faith and strength. We lose it. We find it again. We wonder about the future. We feel guilty for wondering about the future. We celebrate the great friends who care of us. We hate that they need to help us. It’s a vicious cycle. So, we have found solace in sometimes just saying the Three Magic Words. It is a multi-vitamin for your emotions. It purges just as well as tears. It answers all those questions that you can’t find answers for. I think it is healthy.

So, friends, I offer to you the Three Magical Words, a phrase which transcends generation, race, gender and socio-economic status, the one that answers everything short of E=mc2, the saying which was no doubt developed by those who really knew what they were saying…


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...This is bullsh!t.

3 comments:

  1. I am so sorry you guys are going through this....especially Emma. I have prayed for all of you so much the last couple of days and will continue too. I so wish there was something I could do!!

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  2. I usually sum it up in 2 words..........THIS SUCKS!!!!!

    I totally agree that no matter how positive you are, and how blessed you are, and how good God is, some days; especially when it concerns having a special needs child and watching all that they have to go through, life sure can SUCK!

    I'm so sorry that you are having to face this! I'll be praying for you and Emma! May God give all of you peace, strength and grace that only He can provide! HUGS!!!

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  3. Laughing out loud here!!! I know exactly what you mean. I've been in the hospital 5 times during the last two months, undergone two surgeries and two procedures, been through a lot of pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually...and I'd love to say that too. But I'll encourage you guys with another three word PROMISE. And I know it's hard to believe. It's super hard for me, as I have had to watch other people helping me take care of my children, having been away from them for a week at a time, several times. Now I am fighting an infection with IV antibiotics at home, using home health care. Not strong enough to do my job as a mother, wife, or homemaker. Here it is...

    GOD IS GOOD.

    I pray He encourages you all with His goodness. May His goodness pass in front of you, just as IT did for Moses in Exodus. Take a look at Exodus 33:12-34:7 (and even further). Pray for your family and Emma...

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