Shameless Selfie

It’s been almost 6 months since the day everything changed forever…her accident. It seems like we are measuring life from that day, March 9th, on now. One moment, you’re thinking about the usual list of things you have to do, and then suddenly it all comes crashing down around you. For me now, it seems so surreal, but for her it’s a daily reality. 

It hurts my heart knowing Sarah suffered such injury that day…compound fracture of her right arm, extensive road rash on her legs, arm, and face, a collapsed lung, blurred/double vision, and a concussion. I will be forever grateful for her boyfriend Matt who, by the power of God, resuscitated her, bringing her back to life. 
The original picture was taken by her…a shameless selfie, almost 2 months after her accident. She had decided to put on some makeup herself, which is hard to do with your left hand when you are right-handed. Even though she is beautiful without makeup, it was nice to see a glimmer of hope within her. 
Today, Sarah is a true miracle. God grew my faith through all of it, and I’m reminded of the verse in Pilippians which says, “being confident of this (our faith), that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” He has a plan for each of us, and I can’t wait to see what He has planned for Sarah. He went to great lengths to save her and heal her. Sarah, like each of us, is God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus to do the good things He planned for her long ago.
She has come such a long way, and has presevered through so much. She’s been back to working full time for a few months now, since she no longer needs daily assistance. Her arm is almost healed, and now she only has to go to PT once a week to gain back full movement of it. Her sight is clear, and the scars are slowly healing. So many things to be thankful for, and it’s times like this that a shameless selfie is not only acceptable, it’s perfect.

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