Tuesday, October 16, 2012
On Your Heart Tuesday
Last night, around 9, I took my dog Coco out for a walk. Well, I always take her out behind our apartment, there is a huge field there. When she was done, we started back around to the front of our apartment building. As we got to the porch, where you go into our apartment building, there were two guys standing there. One was standing on the left side of the door, the other was standing on the right side of the door. Of course, Coco always has to get love and attention. She stopped, and was looking at both guys, wagging her tail, and barking. The guy on the right, bent over, and started talking to her, and petting her. She loved that, little attention seeker, lol After he stopped petting her, I opened the door, to go in. I do not know how it happened, but I tripped, and fell. I hit the floor, hard. Ouch, it really hurt. I loss my hold on the leash when I fell. Coco took off running around the corner toward our apartment. Praise God we were inside, and not still outside. I was so embarrassed, because those guys saw me fall. I was scared, because I did not know if I would be able to get up off the floor by myself. Since my stroke, I have major problems with my feet, and legs. I have hardly any strength. I could hear those guys talking, it made me feel like some animal they were betting on. The one guy said, "Do you think she can get up?". The other guy said,"No, I don't think she can. I started crying, but, I turned myself around, grabbed onto the door handle with both hands, and finally pulled myself up. I limped around the corner, and down the hall, to my apartment. There stood Coco, waiting at the door for me. I opened the door, and went in. I started calling for Eddie as soon as I got in the apartment. I sat down in a chair at our kitchen table. Eddie said,"What is wrong?" Through my tears, I managed to tell him what had happened. He was upset, said he could not believe that neither one of those guys helped me up. I told him that it was ok. My heart was very heavy. I truly realize more, and more, that I have had a stroke. I am not the same. I felt so alone, like a freak at the circus. I cannot believe those guys just stared at me, and laughed. No compassion at all, and they knew I had health problems. Eddie had talked to them before. But, everything is ok. My right knee is badly swollen, and bruised. I am really sore, but no problem. God was, and is with me. I am praying for those two guys, asking God to work on their hearts.May they never experience what I did last night.