Okay, it's not Thursday, but I can't wait four days to share this!
Many of you know that I have struggled with plantar fasciitis for many years. About a year and a half ago it flared up really badly and I walked with a limp, experienced pain with every step, and simply didn't do a lot of things that required me to stand or walk. It really impacted my life in lots of little ways.
Last spring I had several weeks of physical therapy, got fitted for orthotics, and was taught an exercise regimen that I have (mostly) kept up with fairly well.
Our church is doing a special handbell choir for Christmas, and I was asked to join. I have always admired handbell choirs and secretly wished I could do that someday. We had our first rehearsal this afternoon and I STOOD FOR TWO HOURS STRAIGHT AND FELT NO PAIN!!!!!
A few short months ago it would have been unthinkable for me to even consider it. I was standing there, counting the notes and trying to be "on time" with my bells, and at the same time just rejoicing and thanking God that I even could be standing there, counting the notes.
I am so thankful!!