Friday, September 26, 2008

Another Happy Ending...

We just had two customers in our store that have had two very different stories, but happy endings nonetheless. Carrie had an accident with her horse and ended up having the horse's hoof come down right on her face breaking her skull. Normally, a shot like that would kill anyone. Not her, she recovered fully and is a fabulous example to me for overcoming adversity. She is a champion in my eyes. Joanne, who is an incredible artist...anyone who has seen the tailgate of our truck would agree...was riding her horse when she was thrown. She was already sick coughing up blood, but riding relaxed her and helped her cope with being sick for such a long time. When she was thrown she busted her shoulder and broke her ribs. She may have even had a minor stroke at that time, it was not proven. A few days following the accident she went through a major stroke cutting off the use of the right half of her body. It was found that her body was riddled with blood clots. She had a 1 inch hole in her heart that would gather the blood and spit out the clot to spread out in her body. Apparently her lungs were filled with them. She went through open heart surgery to fix her heart, a surgery to repair her shoulder and treatment for the clots. One week ago she was finally given the go ahead to head back to work painting and designing. Her work is amazing. Both these women have grown in their faith and determination. I look at these examples of dealing with adversity and the strength and grace they used to get through. What a wonderful example for me!!!

1 comment:

Jen said...

You know, this week three friends have called me with difficult challenges. I looked at Mark today and said, "We really have no problems". I am so humbled that these ladies have trusted me with their challenge. I feel blessed by their examples.