Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Less pain?

I had a friend ask me on the weekend if the pain is getting any less. I had to think about it for a moment before answering, as I hadn't thought to put an "average" on the pain. It turns out that the answer was "no". It still hurts just as much. His response was to give me a hug, because there was nothing to say. I really appreciated that :)

But his question stuck in my head for the rest of the day, and I realised that while the pain isn't any less, perhaps I could say it is less constant. As the weeks pass, my thoughts more easily dwell on other things. And for that I am grateful. It means that I actually feel happy at times! But when I do think of all that has hurts just the same.

I'm grateful to realise that I can actually be happy, even with such acute pain in my life. So, to the friend who asked me that question...thank you.

(By the way, this does not mean I want everyone to ask me if the pain is less!! More often than not, a simple "how are you going today?" and "how is your hubby going?" are the best questions)


Sarah said...

I often say "I'm well enough" when people ask me that question. Well enough to get out of bed each morning and put one foot in front of the other, all by God's grace!

Larissa said...

Sounds about right! I might use that answer in future :)

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