of dramas

Categories: life-in-general

Date: 23 April 2012 10:43:58

I've been bashed up by the physio again today, in the ongoing (for about 2 months now) saga of my stupid back - the muscles down my spine are locking up in a seriously dramatic fashion and putting strain on the lower back in a very painful fashion - and it's all a bit of a vicious circle! You know you've got locked solid muscles when the very muscular physio is practically bouncing as he tries to get his thumbs to make a dent in them! Still, bashed up I may be, but it does feel better - in a weirdly masochistic way!

Prayers, if you will, are humbly requested for my sister in law, who is one of the most positive women I know ... after successfully fighting breast cancer last year she went in this morning and had the tissue under one arm and a breast taken - she only saw the specialist last week (trust me, in Tasm*nia that is SERIOUSLY quick surgery!). To give you an idea of the fighting joyful spirit of the woman, I turned up to work this morning to find an email she sent me last night - wondering if she'd be charged half price on mammograms now! A-MA-ZING! She's inspirational!

Prayers also for my youngest brother and his wife - he's still battling to find a good job (he's had lots of bits of jobs since September but none have really worked out as a good long term prospect for him) and she has taken the big step of leaving the salon she was working in and stepping out with another girl to start their own hairdressing salon. I think it's going to be awesome and have already told them to book me in for July when I'll be home - she used to do my hair when I lived in NSW and I'm so excited for her!

Prayers also for one of my oldest and dearest friends, who has just seen her last, single, Christian friend married - she's one of four kids, one brother married two years ago, her father was killed in a freak accident not long after, and her twin sister married last year ... and she's battling with trying to accept that she has a good life and will have a good life on her own. She's an amazing woman, one of a number of my friends that I cry over as they are so deserving of what I've found with Mr Tasmania, and I would just ask, if you are so inclined, that you might bend a kind thought in her direction.

Sorry to dump that on you all :) - we've been together for a number of years now and it's nice to be in a praying thoughtful community - especially nice to know that even thought I'm literally on the other side of the world from most of you that we have a spiritual connection that sees no distance.