I'm sitting here with yet another migraine. Yup, I eat my dog's weight in Advil everyday. And I depend on shots of Diet Coke to help things along. Caffiene helps with the pain. Yes, I know aspartame is a complex neuro-toxin and breaks down to some seriously horrendous chemicals once in the body.
I have a migraine. I don't care if my ears fall off. Give me the stupid chemicals NOW.
So, why the migraine?
I was doing this...through a cattle trail in the Foothills of the Rockies.
Full out gallop, riding hard and fast.
Then we went over a hornet's nest.
So my horse did this.
And then this happened. I flew about 10 feet. Or more. I'm not sure. Because I was knocked unconscious and woke up about 20 feet from where I was launched.
See this? Thanks to the herd of cattle that had just gone through. I landed face first in liquid cow manure.
The only reason I'm alive?
But I was badly injured AND had to ride 3 miles to the ranch house to call for help. My boss told me that the staff member who was an EMT was 'busy'.
My doctor told me that had a been put in a neck brace and taken to a hospital right away? I'd have been all right.
"But sadly, because you didn't receive proper medical care, you will have arthritis set into your neck and you will be in pain for the rest of your life."
I was 20.
It is raining.
I am in pain.
But God did not abandon me on that trail.
No, He has stayed beside me as I slog through life, some days in pain, some days not.
But do I hold my own future? No.
He knows my name.
He knows where I landed and how much it hurt.
HE knows PAIN.
How much of a blessing to know the King of the universe knows exactly how I feel?
Many more people have it much worse than I do.
Many people would have died or been paralyzed from a fall like that.
So I'm thankful for the little things, like manure.
And the big things, like His hand on me as I flew through the air.
He did give me a soft place to land. And He knew that one day, I'd think it was hysterical.
God is good.