My Recent Heart Break

If you don’t relate to the following story, you are not in the business of caring for people.  And I feel really bad for you.

One of the true tests of whether you care or not, is how vulnerable you are to being hurt, deeply, not BY someone, but FOR someone.

I have a great friend, he’s been a great friend for years.

His wife needed Chiropractic care, not just one adjustment, but care – she has long-standing problems that need attention over time, a long time.  She has been a Chiropractic recipient since she was 6.

They chose me to continue her care.

I adjusted her, and her situation became much worse.  We (her, my friend and I) all knew that it was not a result of the adjustment, just she has a lot of stuff going on.  We called it ‘stirring up the hornets nest.’  (Yeah, we are all a little bit country…but just a little bit)

After a week of severe pain and discomfort, she recovered enough for another go-round.  Adjustment much gentler this time, which she handled well.  So, lets address some other of her issues – knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, TMJ.

Now her other issues are bothering her more than before, one so much she has not been able to work … again… knee swollen up like a grapefruit.

Who do I blame?  No-one.  Unfortunately, to get to the place we need to be with her, it will take a ton of time, a ton of patience, and unfortunately a ton o’ discomfort as her body re-adapts to proper alignment.  We all know that.  Really, we do.

However, this has put complications into their lives.  It has caused doubt to creep in.  It has caused other issues that I am not comfortable sharing right now.

Why does my heart ache so much?  Because I care.  I care a whole lot.  For her, for my friend, for their situation, for their future…I care.

I care, therefore I cry … a lot.

-later…

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One thought on “My Recent Heart Break

  1. Reminds me of this C.S.Lewis quote:

    “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

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