Throughout this surgery and recovery, and all of my previous ones, lots of people have expressed their concern for me in different ways. Many people have sent cards, which I enjoy receiving and find encouraging to read. Others have come to visit which is fun for me and also a nice distraction from the daily process of recovering. Even more have expressed their concern to my parents when they see them. But despite all of this kindness that has been shown to me, I have allowed myself to become very selfish and judgmental. Instead of being thankful for the people who have shown that they care in the ways they know how, I have sometimes been critical of how people act or do not act towards me during this time. Maybe my feelings are just too easily hurt, but I often find it easier to notice what people did not do instead of what they did. I forget sometimes that even though having to have surgery and not go to Honduras was a very big deal to me, the world did not stop because of it. It's the middle of the summer when lots of people are very busy, and life did not pause for everyone just because I was going through this. When my world is slowing down because I need to recover, I tend to forget that the rest of the world is still moving at it's regular pace.
|Some of the many nice cards that have |
been sent to me during the past week