It's Michael Granberry here, from
Wilmington, NC. HOWDY! I just wanted to drop you a line to check in and
bring you up to date on myself...don't worry, it's all very GOOD :)
After our emergency session where you
worked on my broken left ring finger (the relationship finger) I went into
surgery the next day not knowing how things would go. The orthopedist had
not been optimistic...due to the placement and nature of the break (which was
very small and involved fragile bones) he predicted "a real mess" and
thought that the surgery would most likely involve fusing the joint permanently.
It didn't turn out like that at all.
I was the last surgery of the day. I
knew the doctors and the attendants were all tired because I overheard a nurse
saying so. I got wheeled in to the operating room (nicely doped up but NOT
knocked out) and the team went to work, assessing the situation and manipulating
the tiny damaged site.
I overheard several things being said,
things like "good grief," and "it's in," and "it
doesn't get much better than that,"...the next thing I knew, they were
wheeling me out to the recovery room and the docs were all laughing and talking.
My "surgery" had lasted eleven minutes.
When I went back a few days later to have
new x-rays done, the orthopedist stated flatly that he had never had a surgery
he thought was going to be so difficult (and probably only partially successful)
turn out so well. He said the bone fractures had lined up perfectly, and I
could probably expect total or near total recovery. I had to endure two
long steel pins in my finger for a couple of months and some physical therapy
after that, but my finger is totally healed. If you look carefully, you
might tell that it looks slightly crooked compared to the right ring finger, but
even those I've pointed this out to can barely see a difference.
What I took out of that experience was a
strength in the knowledge that you had had everything to do with my healing, and
that it didn't stop with my finger.
I ended the relationship that I had been
in, but didn't let it consume me...he and I are friends, but at a respectful
distance. I dated another person for a short while, but ended it
confidently when I saw what "bad energy" was trying to sneak back into
my personal space. I took some wonderful "me" time, and just let
the world happen around me for a while, working and doing my art, and then,
unexpectedly, the best person came walking into my life. It was weeks
before I would let myself think about trusting someone enough to let myself
really open up to them, but it did happen and what I thought was an unlikely
romance has carried on now for over a year and a half. And I've never
trusted someone so completely and felt so at peace.
I know that these feelings of trust and
peace are not things he brought into my life, but things that I have learned to
make manifest within myself in a real, practical way. I feel I have taken
great steps towards becoming the kind of person I want to be, with a very
healthy outlook and sense of direction and purpose in life. I give all
the credit for triggering this personal evolution to you, my friend, for it
was your voice and use of your gifts that got me out of all the traps I had laid
for myself. I no longer feel like a prisoner of my own thinking.
You are a gift to the world, Reverend Kim,
and I am blessed in knowing you. I hope this finds you well, and send you
all love and good thoughts. Thank you so much, so very, very much...