As the two year anniversary of Elaine’s accident approaches this week, our minds cannot fully grasp the changes in all of our lives.
Family celebratory gatherings have decreased; relatives have become increasingly distant; some older friendships have been severely tested and painfully faded away. Life as we knew it in pre-accident days ceases to exist.
Yet in all the losses, new personal perspectives have evolved: a vivid awareness of in-depth suffering; a low tolerance for minuscule complaints; God-sent new friends that care; a greater desire for God on a second by second basis; increased fervency in spontaneous prayer.
As we continue to make our way through the maze of paralysis and its dark effects, may the light of Christ illuminate our way especially Elaine’s way. It is truly a journey down a very dark night of the soul only survivable through a bedrock faith in Christ.