How Did I Get Into The Race

9 Oct

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

Do you ever feel like you are losing a race you didn’t know you entered? Since the incredibly busy days leading up to the release of my daughter, Rebekah Lyn’s new novel Jessie on July 20,2014, I can’t seem to slow down my days. I feel as though life is plunging ahead and I am merely hanging on.

Last week our son, Matthew was scheduled for a long awaited surgical hip repair. God had graciously given me His assurance that he had every detail under control yet I still found myself fretting as snags popped up. Why do we do that?

The surgery was wonderfully successful and God did indeed work out every snag or worry that cropped up. After two years of almost continual pain, our son is now almost totally pain free, What joy!

A big thankful shout out to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Dr. Allston Stubbs for accepting Matthew as a patient. I am confident even though the road to surgery and healing was long, God had this plan all along.


Matthew is only thirty seven years old. Contrary to what we think, hip problems are not limited to the elderly. In younger people the correct diagnosis is often missed. If you have hip problems, Wake Forest University Hip Center has an informative website.


I can’t end this post without mentioning the blessing  the SECU Family House was to our family. It is funded by donations from members and employees of the State Employees Credit Union. Thank you to everyone. Matt and April were made comfortable and their needs were generously met.

4 Responses to “How Did I Get Into The Race”

  1. Barbara A Martin October 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    It’s always a blessing to hear about God’s miracles. I agree with you about worrying, even when we think we’ve turned everything over to God. Praise Him for having infinite patience with our impatience.

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  2. Levi Thetford October 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    I’m glad it all went well for your son. It’s tough to see your children hurt isn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Old Things R New October 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

      Thank you , Levi. It is indeed hard to watch our children hurt, physically or emotionally.


      • Louise Gibson October 16, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

        Alta, I am so very glad that the surgery went well and everyone is recovering (even you) : – ) Wishing you many more blessings!


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