Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away at us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~ Arthur Golden
I’m posting my wisdom quote planned for today, but seeing that some adversity has come up in my life, I thought I’d add a brief bit more.
Yesterday, Thursday, I received a call from my husband who said he fell at work. He thought he sprained his ankle and his coworkers were taking him to the hospital near his work to get x-rayed. He needed me to pick him up and take him home.
I drove the 20 miles to the hospital, and found him in horrifically bad shape. To make this brief, he didn’t have a sprained ankle. He fell off a mezzanine at work and landed on his feet. They both promptly shattered to pieces. He has a high pain tolerance for sure, but I know he’s still suffering.
We’ll get through this eventually, and frankly, we’re grateful it wasn’t a spine or head injury. Perhaps I will have some learning experiences to share after I introspect with this one.
I hope to still post the last episode of Mystical Tours on Monday. I have a Surface and it works great with the hospital WiFi.
I’ll share more of what I learned from this experience one day.
Updates on his injury are on these posts in chronological order: Coping with an Injury, It Works Out in the End, Grocery Shopping and Underwear, Update Central, Look Mom, No Casts, Recovery and Change.
The story about his injury, what we experienced and what we learned can be found on these posts in chronological order: A Tale about Feet, Feet Tale Two, Released from Purgatory, Stretched Thin, Coming Home.