We received a call yesterday that our sister Merta had been hit by a car while walking across a cross walk by an elderly gentleman who apparently just didn't see her.
Merta is "fine", she is in the hospital with a shattered knee and will have reconstructive (replacement?) surgery sometime tomorrow.
My first thought . . . why Merta? My (our) sister has survived a heart attack, is a cancer survivor, and most recently, a hip replacement . . . . . .
Trying not to delve into the negative, I thought of my Mother who stated, (at a particular time in her life when I thought she shoulda/coulda been angry and/or fearful) "God never gives us more then we can bear" . . .
Merta is a mentally and spiritually strong woman and she is surrounded by a loving, caring family as well as loving, caring friends.
And So It Is, and for this, I Give Thanks.