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Joy of Walking

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

emoticon It is for the most part joyful. Especially if you have ever been where you have lost the ability to walk. When you learn to walk again, you realize how much you took it for granted. Even now that I'm up and about with a cane, I realize just how truly Blessed that I am even to be here. And I want to take this moment and Thank all of you here at Spark People for the encouragement you have given me to get up and do my very best. I know that it will take time to get the weight off and to get healthy again. But, I feel so Blessed to have found you all. I just found out that a dear friend of mine has stage 4 cancer. I had just e-mailed her info on Spark People.com. I wanted her to get healthy to. You see she had a daughter that passed a young age leaving behind a granddaughter for her to raise. And she let herself go. She became morbidly obese and it was more of the granddaughter taking care of my friend. My only regret is not getting my friend to Spark People sooner. She now has another daughter coming to live with her and to take care of the granddaughter. I pray for her comfort in the Lord, since the Doctors have confined her to bed rest and given her only two months to live. This got me to thinking, how could I complain about a blister on the ball of my foot and the pain I suffer. When God has given so much back to me. So I got up and let God push me on and I walked that 6 miles, pain and all. After all look at what Christ suffered for us on the Cross for us and look at how many people suffer everyday, then there are those of us who would give anything just to be able to take a single step.
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    My prayers are with your friend. Several years ago I needed a double hip replacement. I used a cane and a walker.I really know what it means to be blessed to walk again.I still have some pain, especially if I'm tired.But who cares! I can walk again and this pain is nothing compared to what I went thru for five years before my fake hip bone were placed in my body. emoticon
    3052 days ago
    You are so right..we take so much for granted in our daily lives..I will keep your friend in my prayers....
    3053 days ago
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