I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right?
This week, the word is joy.
As a nurse, nothing gives me greater joy than when I find out that a patient, not only survived the surgery, but went on to make a complete recovery. Or when a patient who doesn’t know the Lord survives to have another chance to know the Lord.
The thing about surgery is I only see one little part of a person’s story. I usually don’t get much before or after the surgery. I have on occasion gone to see a person afterwards, but mostly I try to keep up with them by asking the surgeon how things are going.
Sometimes, the ones I think may die, show back up looking better than I ever dreamed. God is good like that. And that really gives me joy!