It has been two years since my Dad (Moishe Rosen) wrote a Thanksgiving article for this newsletter. He wrote it shortly after I was hit by a car while on an evening walk with my husband Alan.

I’ve been thinking about that article because he wrote it when things still looked pretty bleak and yet he was able to say:

Can you believe that as I prayed thanksgiving for God’s blessing in sparing my daughter’s life, I could also thank Him for the benefit He would bring out of the anguish? That is right. In the midst of this adversity I had to reach for thanksgiving as the door that would open a Romans 8:28 experience.”

Maybe some of you even prayed for me when you read that article so I just wanted to offer a postscript and a praise to God. I am thankful for the three different surgeons who were God’s agents in my healing. I am thankful for the nurses and physical therapists who worked on and with me during and after my four hospitalizations. I am thankful for the many prayers (some from people I have yet to meet) that went up on my behalf. I am thankful for God’s gracious answer to those prayers.

God has been with my family and me through this whole experience. I am thankful for so many brothers and sisters in Messiah that came alongside our family with meals, fruit, flowers and cards. I am thankful for what the Lord taught me and how He brought me through this ordeal to a place where I can walk on my own, even though the bones in my leg were crushed into several pieces.

I am thankful that last October I was able to participate in Behold Your God, Dallas as the Chaplain while I was in a wheel chair. On June 1, 2004, I resumed my work here at the Chicago branch and on August 18 the physical therapist discharged me. Praise God; He is the God of restoration and healing. And He really does work all things for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.