~~~~~Strong Shoulder to Lean On~~~~~
There are times when I lean against my Husband's strong Shouder~~where we are Happy and Pain is forced to linger in the background. I cherish these moments~~knowing they are fleeting, as many "different Leaning Moments" have joined us and sometimes come swift, shaking us to the reality of Chronic Pain.
I run these over in my mind~~Suddenly leaning my head on his shoulder during Church--my Neck is screaming--I need a soft place to lay my head as it feels like a huge chunk of Brick sits on my shoulders and I am weary of holding it up. Moments as we arrive home from me having a procedure done to ease Pain~~~I rise from the vehicle, ready to take short steps to our front door---suddenly I must stop and Lean my weary body against those Shoulders, taking a deep breath as I dig deep for a bit of strength--determined to show PAIN~~I am still here!
Pain has its way of Grabbing my attention~~last night was a big night for Pain--I leaned over to turn a water faucet on~~suddenly feeling as if a Knife had been driven into my back! My husband heard me Moan--waves of Pain hitting me. This time I needed all his strength to help me find a place to sit~~~but it hit me some humor was needed-- "How about me trying that again!"
Awful Pain, long night, strong shoulders, and Faith in the One Above--as we gave words of Thanks
that I could still move,laugh, and live.