Look, Ma! No surgery!
My mom got a good report from the orthopedic specialist today. She found out that her arm's fractured in two places, her shoulder and upper arm. (She's such an overachiever!) The doctor wants her to keep her arm in the sling for a while and to begin exercising her elbow to avoid damage to it. He'll see her again in a few weeks.
What a relief! We were anxious to hear what he had to say, hoping he wouldn't recommend surgery. Yea, God!
Speaking of "Yea, God" moments, some friends of a friend have experienced a miracle this week. Their son, Paul, has neuroblastoma and has been through all kinds of treatment to fight it. Over the weekend his mom and dad thought they'd found a new tumor, but by the time they made it to the hospital to check it out, the lump was gone. I know these people only through their blog, but I'm so honored to have "witnessed" this miracle. Here's their site if you want more info: http://www.saxonreport.blogspot.com/.
Ever had one of those days where you just needed some good news? Every day this week has been like that. There's a post on the Saxon Report about their "daily bread," and I can relate (even though my problems are miniscule compared to theirs). When everything reaches a boiling point and I feel like I can't get through one more day, God reaches out and blesses me, giving me just what I need. It might be a funny moment in the car with the kids or a student who makes an astute comment. It might be the perfect song coming on the radio at the perfect time. But today, I'm humbled by God's abundant grace and this good news for my mom and little Paul.