Most times I don't really count it a blessing to be normal, but in the case of bone density, I will. Plus, I ran .5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon, after a two mile walk along the boardwalk. It is 1/100 of my longest distance, but it is a fabulous moment of victory. The surgeon has released me to do whatever I feel able to do. The oncologist has released me to begin weight bearing exercises, and I am in the capable hands of some physical therapists. Slowly, steadily, I am returning to running with patience the race set before me.
Lord, thank you for the advancements in modern medicine, and the joy of being tested. Help me and others keep moving forward and running the race set before us.