This is a true story.
There was a busy mom who had four children. She hurt her back one day when she was at work. Her work was pretty strenuous; she cleaned houses. This was no minor back injury–she could barely stand up and walk. So working was out of the question. But how could she take care of her kids and maintain her home? She was used to doing all the cooking for their family of six, in addition to all the usual activities busy moms do.
It turns out she needed back surgery! While recovering, her children often found her lying on her side on the living room sofa. At least that way she could be in the same room with the rest of the family. She could not believe this happened, but all she could do was pray for a fast recovery. She was powerless to do anything for her children during that time. For once, her kids and husband had to serve her instead of the usual way of life.
The worst part was that she had been the only parent working full-time because her husband was in graduate school full-time. Christmas was coming, and they did not have money for presents; they barely had enough for groceries. But God answered that busy mom’s prayers and provided some gifts for the children to open up that year.
That family truly felt the cost of a major injury. Hopefully you never will, so practice PAIN PREVENTION today!