Letter: Ledgers have much for which to be thankful
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:36pm
When I wrote my Thanksgiving letter last year, my husband, Paul had just gotten back to Jefferson Hospital for rehabilitation. He had been in the hospitals in Augusta for several months. and it was so good to have him near again.
As most of your readers will remember, Paul suffered serious internal injuries and broken bones when his John Deere tractor rolled over him. This was on July 12, 2016, the day that all our lives changed forever. He lived through three major surgeries and after each complication, he battled back with a determination greater than someone half his age. He came home on December 2, 2016.
His recovery has not been easy, but he has had excellent therapists and other healthcare professionals. He still has a long way to go, but he has come so far. When he came home, he was almost entirely dependent on someone else. Now he walks for a short distance with his walker. He transfers from his chair to the wheelchair and drives his golf cart around the yard and garden. He is planning to work in his garden in the spring. His recovery this far is a true testimony to the amazing Grace of God and evidence of the power of prayer.
The main purpose of this letter is not to give an update on Paul’s progress, but to say once again how thankful and grateful I am to be living in a small rural area where people really care about each other. We are blessed to have visitors and friends who call often. We have friends who just want to do something to help. One dear, sweet lady brings us the best pound cake. Another one brings ice cream. I know that these are gestures of love. There have been too many to name them all. I know that many prayers have gone up on our behalf for we have felt these prayers. We appreciate every kind deed and all of the prayers.
As I said before, Paul has a long way to go, but he is determined to rehabilitate as far as he can. By the grace of God and with the help of his excellent therapists, I believe that he will.
I hope all of your readers will have a great Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.
Sarah D. Ledger