It has been almost 5 weeks since the dog attack and life is returning to a new sort of normal, one not quite so at ease when I’m out and about, but HURRAH! I am able to walk, cycle, and hike trails again and gradually peace of mind is returning as well. Thank-you for your prayers!
I’ve learned a lot about myself, about what it feels like to be a ‘victim’ and how easy it is to stay there becoming more and more self-centered… I have had to tangle with irrational fear and learn to speak “Peace” to my own mind despite the flow of adrenalin triggered by every little thing…And on the fun side, I have learned that I love to watercolor! and to use sign language to accompany worship songs…
This has been quite a learning process and has given me a new empathy for people who have faced really great trauma. I can appreciate now in a tiny way how very difficult it must be to return to ‘normal’ afterward.
I wouldn’t have asked for this experience and yet God has used it for good in my life. I am not the same person I was 6 weeks ago. You have been part of my story. Thank-you. One of the big perks of a crisis is realizing you are loved and cared for, by God and His people.