Friday, April 13, 2012

A new right knee

I love my knees.  They have been good friends throughout my life.  Running, jumping, climbing, skating, skiing, lots and lots of cleaning, lots of walking, discovering new things.  I took them for granted.  They were always there.  Always supporting me and giving me the ability to do things.  But now they are tired, worn out, broken down, they have screamed with pain and with "enough already" so I am going to give them what they require.  I don't know what they do with the knees once they replace them but I wanted to give them a little ceremony.  First for the right one because "he/she" is going first.  Thank you knee for your kind service to me.  I appreciate and love you and am so grateful we have been together all these years.  No one can replace you in my life.  They will try....they will function somewhat the way you used to but never quite as perfectly as God intended-you had a unique purpose in my life- but nonetheless I am grateful that someone will take your place and allow me to function normally again and you to rest in peace.  Thank you Lord for the utter complexity of knees that are there for us and yet because they work so well we forget about them until its too late!  I trust you with my old knee and with my new!  May your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!


At April 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Lindsey Reynolds said...

I'll keep you in my prayers that all will go well with getting your new knee!

At April 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Ruth said...

Thank you Lindsey! Everything has gone very well and now I am learning lessons on the temporary nature of pain and when we can walk right through it and it will cause us to be better! A good metaphor for life! So glad you will be on your way home soon!

At May 13, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Anonymous Kathy said...

About the same time you wrote this I leaned down and thanked Barry's knees for everything they've given him, too. This is such a beautiful benediction.

At June 2, 2012 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Kathy said...

Guess what, Ruth? We're going to be at the hospital in Ishpeming and then on to Marquette on July 10th! Guess who we're coming to visit? :)


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