One week from now, I will be on the operating table at St. Luke’s Hospital. The surgeon will be working on my lumbar spine in order to relieve symptoms in my legs that have gotten progressively worse since the car accident I was in on April 4th. I’ve been assured that this surgery will be less invasive than the one I had in April of 2016, where they fused 5 thoracic vertebrae together. For that surgery I was in the hospital for six days and had to wear a turtle shell-type brace for three months. If all goes well next week, I’ll be home on Tuesday. The recovery is supposed to take a couple weeks. There will be no brace. I’m looking forward to not having my legs tingle, go numb, hurt, and sometimes just plain give up on me. I’m not sure what my blogging schedule will look like in the weeks ahead. As interesting things emerge, I’ll share them. My primary invitation is to pray, breathe, and trust in God’s desire for peace and wholeness for all creation, including me.