Walking is a Struggle

I am writing about walking as if it is a big thing. And it is. Walking is a struggle for some people. For those with medical conditions and for people who find walking difficult due to varied reasons, walking even for the shortest distance is a victory.

I was hit on my left hip by a car in August 2005. I was a pedestrian. The traffic light indicated that pedestrians are safe to cross the intersection. I was crossing when all of a sudden, I felt the impact of metal on my left hip. I was hit by a car! The driver was beating the red light and was turning right (it is left hand driving here in Australia.) The driver was a single mother and her 2 girls were with her in the car when the accident happened. She was rushing to drop them off to her ex-husband.

I was taken to the hospital. The accident was reported to the police. I couldn’t walk for a long period of time. I was always in pain and I was not allowed to lift objects (but I still had to). I had rehabilitation for 6 years. I had regular physiotherapy and osteopathy. I stopped going to my therapy sessions even if I am still not fully recovered because the travel in going to the therapists is a struggle in itself. I can walk long distances now but I still have to bear the pain during and after the walk.

The lessons I want to impart: let us be nice and kind to others. Everyone is undergoing a personal battle or difficulty in his life. There is too much negativity in this world. Let us not add to that. Let us celebrate our victories no matter how small they are. Be encouraged that in our weakest point, God’s grace is sufficient for us.

To everyone reading this post who is suffering from any health issues, I pray for God’s healing power to be upon all of you. Lord God, you know every reader of this post by name. May You touch them all with Your healing power. You are our Healer and our Greatest Physician. May all the medicines that we are taking be effective in healing our frail bodies. We pray and claim for good health and strong immune system for us, for our loved ones, for our relatives, for our friends and for everyone in the world. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

The photos shared here were taken at the 1000 steps in Ferny Creek. Kokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps) Dandenong Ranges National Park, Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Ferny Creek, Victoria, Australia when my family and I went there for a walk.

Published by Zhen

I am Zhen. I am a Christian, a mother of 3 wonderful boys and an educator. My family and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am passionate about faith, motherhood, family, friendship and education. I am happy to share my thoughts, ideas and opinions to others. I enjoy writing, reading, listening to music and photography. I like watching dramas, ocean waves, sunrise and sunset. I can be a friend, a confidante and an adviser if you need one.

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