About a year ago (July 28, 2009), I wrote perhaps one of the stupidest tweets in the history of the Twitterverse. Yes, the tweet [picture above] was written as a joke – an example of my dry humor. You see, I had ruptured my left Achilles about 5 years ago playing basketball.
Let me say that while I’ve had my share of injuries and painful incidents (like having my right leg run over by a car), a ruptured Achilles (to date) has been the most painful physical pain (doubt emphasis) I have ever experienced. I’d like to say that I was one tough dude but instead, I winced, whined, and whimpered like a baby.
And so, I thought it would be funny to write that tweet except that night, I managed to actually rupture my other Achilles.
- Da*n. [I admit, I used other words that night]
- What a sick tweet.
- How stupid.
Last year was the toughest year of my life. And rupturing my Achilles was the event that basically broke my back and it wasn’t just the physical pain…there was so much more but in the end, it was God’s way of showing mercy and grace to me and my soul.
To this day, I share that in looking back, I felt as if God had literally snapped my Achilles that night in order to slow me down or to literally stop me.
Now, I was in a great deal of physical, emotional, and spiritual pain (and doubt), but when you’re in that difficult place, there’s often only one place to go…
And it was there, God met me and saved me again.
My body has taken a beating over my lifetime through the participation of many sports. Anyone that has played with me can tell you that I’m ultra-competitive (or used to be) and that I don’t quite know how to go anything besides 100%.
Well, I’m trying to learn and despite both my recent ruptured Achilles still in a little pain and probably not fully healed, I’m going out tonight to participate in the first week of basketball via Quest’s Community Play.
If you read another post tomorrow, I’m alive, survived basketball, and both my Achilles are still attached.
If you don’t read anything from me in the next couple days, I’m in the hospital again and look for another picture like this one…