Injuries and Dance

 Dear Summer,

There comes a time in every dancer's life where they get hurt. My time has come! Expect not from dance, from hiking. I ended up straining a muscle in foot so it hurts when I walk, run, or do any dancing. I am in a gray boot for now to help my foot heal faster and for it to hurt less when walking. I am so happy and grateful that nothing is broken, although it really sucks. I feel so restricted from any movement. Yesterday was my first dance class sitting out and it is very frustrating that I can't be in class participating and working on my recital dance. It also really stinks that it is right before my audition dates for college in February and March. Being hurt is a nice break from life because I feel less stressed right now, but I know I will feel the stress later when I’m trying to remember my two pieces for my audition. I’m sure that it will all come together in the end and that God has a great plan for all of this, it's just another thing to remember to trust Him in. Although it’s easier said than done, especially when it seems like all around us life is falling apart. Our trust shouldn't be held in political parties, higher authorities, or even others around us, but in God. 

This past year in 2020, made me realize how grateful I am for all that I have and how gracious God has been to me. God has given me so much and yet I still complain about so many little dumb things. My pastor this past Sunday preached on Lamenting and it made me realize that it is ok to complain to God about the things that weigh on you. I highly encourage you to listen or watch his sermon, Learning to Lament: An Overview. Lamenting is OK. It is ok for everything to not go our way and to grieve it. It is ok to grieve the sin of ourselves and others. As cliche as it’s said so many times, we just need to know that God is in control and He has a reason for all of these things going on. It's so true! God has a purpose for you and your life! God says in the Bible that things are not going to be easy here on earth. In fact, it’s going to get worse when it is time for the rapture. So stay firm Christain. Trust in the indescribable love and grace that He shows to us every single day. Trust in Him.

Love,

aubs <3


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