John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Sunday, March 27, 2011

MRI for Mommy ...postponed!

I just really love how I am pretty sure I have everything all figured out, and then God surprises me with HIS WAY instead of MY WAY......

Here is the injury update:
I met with Dr. Carr last week and discussed the symptoms I was having from the previous weeks' running injury. I assured him (since MD is somewhere next to my name??) that Google had all the answers I needed. And basically I had every symptom of a pelvic stress fracture. He assured me that it could very well be that, but for now, the course of treatment would be REST (UGH...UGH...UGH...I hate that word), cross training on the bike and in the pool, anti-inflammatory for 30 days, and 11 days off from running. He suggested I run (slow and easy..bummer, I like fast and faster..haha), and if the pain started at any point for me to stop and call him first thing Monday morning for an MRI. Well....a few hundred healing prayers later, I actually ran in a race yesterday, the Prattville Centerpoint Half Marathon....I forced myself to stay very conservative and not push my pace too hard. I really needed to see if the mileage was hurting me or the faster pace. So I made it through the 13.1 miles and only felt a few little moments of 'tightness', which then I slowed down even more, and was fine. Of course a slower pace is NOT MY WAY, but I am okay with slowing down if that will protect my body.

Also, After the race, I realized that all the 'upset stomach' I had prior to the race starting wasn't nerves like I had assumed...I am pretty sure I had the STOMACH VIRUS over the last 24 hours....GO FIGURE! You know sometimes you do have to just laugh about it.

Here is a little message from God too....We parked in a church parking lot across the street from the race. Of course it was dark when we arrived so I didn't notice the sign until after the race. As I was walking back to the car after I had run, I was overwhelmed (yet again) with the favor the Lord had graciously shown to me through my run. I spent a moment thanking Him so much and feeling such a gift of peace from all the prayers people had lifted up for me, and then I notice this sign right in front of our car....I laughed and cried:)

I had insisted on searching GOOGLE for all my answers....and I don't doubt that google has great answers for most questions (heck I google search quite a bit)...but sometimes, google isn't the answer...and for me, God left me this little reminder on a church marquee.

I am overcome with joy that My KING would 'speak to me'....

I learned a few things through this most recent trial...

Perspective is key in understanding where to put your emotions when dealing with disappointing news.
I may not have 'my way', but God will have 'HIS way'....
Yet again, more humbled now by His grace and love each time I walk through uncertainty in life.

Thank you all so much for your prayers. I truly appreciate them more than you will ever know.

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