Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Year Ago...on June 6

It’s funny. I wrote a long blog post but feel it needs to stay unposted. But I wanted to write something about the meaning of this day for me.

A year ago today I made the mistake of jaywalking when I should not of and my foot got run over. I was on bed-rest for two months and it was really hard. The job I lost this past April, I was to start a week before my foot was run over. I could of easily died, if I had stepped out a second earlier; or at least been severely injured.

I thank God that I am still alive. I thank God for the Theotokos and St. George who protected me. I thank God for St. Hermans, Mat. Donna, Victoria and Mimi whose prayers encouraged me so much during that time. I thank God for my church and many friends who helped me (food, laundry, visits, going to the doctors with me).

I had begged God to change me, as I knew I needed so much to be changed. All of the pain of this past year God is using to my benefit. I am being to challenged to grow in ways I had not envisioned. I can see how much I need to participate in the growth I am being called to; I can only pray for God’s mercy.

Today I hope to drop off cookies at my church, go to the Cathedral for liturgy, go back to my church later for confessions and vespers to prepare for Pentecost. I thank God that He is letting me ask for His Holy Spirit again this year. I need God and His mercy, protection and help.


Michelle M. said...

What a beautiful post! I'm thankful for all your prayers and encouragement!

E Helena E said...

Thanking God and all His saints for your preservation! What a year it's been...Your prayer for God to change you is a courageous one and I am moved by it.

elizabeth said...

Thank you Michelle! I am thankful for your prayers and encouragement as well!

Yes, E-H, it has been quite a year. I am so thankful for your presence in this year! The prayer was more a prayer of a desperate woman, but I am touched that it moved you.

sarahlaughed said...

For me too, this particular day last year marked a significant change - definitely not as dramatic a change as your accident, but one which God used to uplift me from depths and encourage my heart.

I am so thankful to God for your preservation. Your friendship this year has been a beautiful thing I would not lose.

Blessings on your Feast of Pentecost tomorrow!

elizabeth said...

thank you S! I am glad to have been able to know and met you as well!

Pres. Kathy said...

Wow ! May the Holy Spirit always protect you.

elizabeth said...

thank you very much Pres. Kathy! I pray so as well.

Mimi said...

I am also thankful for your quiet and prayerful presence, I learn so much from you, my friend.

Thanks be to God for all that has transpired in this year, and for your healing.

elizabeth said...

Thank you Mimi, from my heart. I could not survive without the prayers of others.