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Typing one Handed
7/6/2018 12:21:00 PM by: Charlotte

This will be a slow post because I’m typing one handed. Sunday a week ago I broke my left shoulder Like Pollyanna—anyone remember her?—I’m grateful it wasn’t my right one or I would have been more debilitated. I was going to begin packing my car, so I could leave St. David’s writers conference to get an early start home--ha ha.  I slipped on wet pavement and face-planted. Of course, I couldn’t get up, and I waited 20 minutes for another conferee to discover me. Someone came out of a nearby apt, and the two of them got me up just as another conferee drove up and took me back to the college. All my precious friends gathered and took me to the hospital. Scans and X-rays--no concussion but a fractured shoulder.

A friend sat with me for the hours it took for my son and his wife to drive up and get me and my car. Meanwhile, back at home, they left Joe at the hospital. In a fluke accident, a Japanese beetle had flown into his ear. It was removed, but they said it had eaten his eardrum and he would need a surgery to graft it. What a comedy of errors!

Our daughter’s judge was out of town, so she spent most of the week with us, working out of the house.  Joe saw our ENT Monday and he flushed a lot of blood out of his ear and discovered the drum was fine, only the canal had been eaten. No surgery; just drops in his ear.

Follow up x-rays Thursday confirm an amazingly easy fracture already beginning to heal. It’s been the blind leading the blind around here. I sleep in a recliner that can lift me on my feet, and lower me down, and precious Joe, no hearing impairment, sleeps on the couch. In our 55 years of marriage, this has been one of the for worse times.

Every day in every way I am getting better. Our heavenly father created the human body to heal, and it is doing its part.

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donald hasselman From Pennsylvania At 7/9/2018 1:11:34 PM

FYI The gentleman I called to, who just might have been prayed out of that apt to a deserted parking lot, was wring a cross around his neck. I know because I was the one who hugged him before he left.

Reply by: Charlotte S. Snead

DON SO THANKFUL FOR THE RESCUE CONINUE TO GET BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY

Roberta Brosius From Pennsylvania At 7/7/2018 9:26:01 AM

Your title caught my eye as I, too, have been typing with less than two functioning arms since June 4. May we both continue to heal and write with humor about our falls from grace.

Reply by: Charlotte S. Snead

THANKS FOR THE RSPONSE LIKE THE TURTLE WE KEEP ON KEEPING ON, BRLIEVING WE'LL WIN THE RACE BECAUSE OTHERS ARE SLEEPING

Jesus only rebuked his disciples for lack of faith—oh, and not allowing the children to come to Him—saving his rebukes for religious leaders who were hypocrites. After feeding five thousand and then four thousand, how could his disciples fret over no bread on their sail across the lake? The Master could feed thirteen men if he had fed thousands! Yet I faltered over less than that last week.

My blog masters called me last Monday, asking if I knew my website was down. No. We worked all morning to discover why, knocking on closed doors. Word Press had closed my site, handing it off to another company. Me of little faith wept. I am launching a new book. A Place to Live came out last month and I’m in the midst of marketing it. All my marketing has the old website name on it. Didn’t God know this?

Of course He did, and by the end of the day my wonderful blog masters at Celebrity Web Design had a new one set up, one that I own: charlottesnead.com

 How cool is that? Just my name. I didn’t even know I could do that. God can do exceeding abundantly. So I downloaded all my subscribers and notified them of the name change. Since that time, I have doubled them! Thank you, God. Like the father I cry out: I believe, Lord, help Thou mine unbelief. Forgive me.


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