For those of you who don't already know, my good blogging friend Anna (Nature Girl) fell and broke her ankle this week. After her surgery, her doctor told her she had "a clean break and good bones", so that is good news. She also felt up to blogging this morning, which is a really good sign. But, she will have to wear a cast for three months. This comes after an extremely painful bout of shingles she suffered all through October and November!
Today, Anna wrote about the healing power of prayer. She said she felt her friends' spirits surrounding her when she was on the operating table, felt their loving touch. I strongly believe in the power of prayer and touch too, and am sending healing prayers Anna's way and to a couple of my blogging friends who are currently suffering, not from an ankle break but from heart break.
My heart goes out to all of you who may be suffering physical or emotional pain this Christmas season, which in itself is such an emotionally fraught time. Anna is forced to have a quiet Christmas this year, but maybe we all should "have ourselves a quiet little Christmas" so we can have time to remember our good friends.
Anna called her friends her "quiet angels." You are all my quiet angels for all the love, support and kindness you have shown me this past year (I started blogging in January.) I didn't say it in my Thanksgiving post, but I say it now: I am so thankful to have met all of you and I am thinking of all of you this quiet morning. I am sitting here telling myself how foolish it is to be fretting over my hands today. I could be so much worse off, but I'm not, and a big reason why is because I have been on the receiving end of your prayers, too. And they have helped.