Friday, October 2, 2009

Take another picture with your click click click click camera...

The title of this post is from a song I love by Bishop Allen. Okay, I've been driving my husband crazy with all the pictures I've been taking. I just tell him that I've spent the last few years sick and in bed, so now I have to document every time I leave the house :) Every time we do something fun, and I feel healthy and 'normal,' I want to remember it. I will never take living regular life for granted again! I know the blessings of working, going to a movie, eating out, going on a walk, getting a full nights sleep, and so on can be fleeting and are things we can not take for granted! Everything looks so beautiful when you're not in a ton of pain. So here's a pic of a big milestone for me. (I've gone out of my way to keep my identity and location anonymous on here because I have readers that I don't know. I figured this pic isn't too telling of what I look like.) It's a pic of me playing a VB game for the first time in 3-4 years. Yeah!!! My sweet husband offered to document it for me. It's a good thing I'm somewhat 'back in the game' 'cause I'm helping coach the church volleyball team.
Being sick has changed my perspective on everything. Including simple things like doing the dishes. I love to do the dishes because if I'm doing them it means I'm well enough to get out of bed and stand for a while! I had a professor tell me this story once. It really helps to put things into perspective.
Sometimes, as humans, we only see things from a narrow perspective. We look through the keyhole of a door and assume we see the whole picture. Imagine you are walking down the street and you hear screaming behind a door. You run to the door where it's coming from. You can't open the door. It's locked. You peak through the keyhole and see several masked men with knives surrounds a screaming woman strapped to the table. You panic and try to open the door. You are scared to death.

What you don't realize is that if you were in the room with her and saw the entire sequence of events that led to her being strapped to the table, instead of just a short keyhole perspective, you would know that she needed an emergency c-section to save her life and the life of the baby. You would see that the masked men are doctors not murders. If you were in the room and saw clearly what was happening from the beginning as well as after the surgery, you would see her alive and holding her baby. You would see her thanking the 'masked men' for saving her life. We see the crisis in life and panic trying to fix it. God is in the room. He sees the beginning and the end clearly. He has complete perspective, and He knows what we need. (Dr. Randy L. Bott)

10 comments:

Becca said...

Em, I love it! I am so happy that you are feeling well enough to be up and at 'em and playing volleyball! What a blessing after all you've been through! Love ya girl!

Devin, Abby, and Grady said...

Love you Em! And LOVE that you're doing so well. It was so good to talk to you today. You're so amazing and it's just going to keep getting better! Love you lots!!! Can't wait for thanksgiving.

Kristina said...

What a good reminder! And so good to see you're able to be active enough to play volleyball. What a blessing!

MA said...

whahoo! that is so awesome you are playing volleyball! wish we could play together! you guys truly live life to the fullest! we're so grateful for your friendships!!! miss ya.

Jen Bowen said...

I'm so glad you've been having more good days. I love the story at the end. It's amazing how much influence perspective has.

Brittany said...

YaY for volleyball!!! I completely agree that you should take pictures all the time. It's something I wish I did more often and now I have a good excuse to!

Lindsey Sharp said...

em! we are so happy you are doing good! We miss you and love you! avery and lindsey

The Fuller Family said...

That is so great. We have alot of catching up to do. Looks like you guys are loving where you are now. Oh, those pic on facebook of us back in college days. We all looks so little. I was laughing so hard.

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Tiffany Hortin said...

That would be a blast to come and see you coach. Coaching is my passion. I love it. I hope you enoyed it.