The Bear That Broke My Nose

IMG_2042  I’ll do almost anything for a good photo.

However, that doesn’t include broken bones.  on this particular excursion, trying to get the shot cost me a broken nose.  Riding in the back seat of an ATV with a large metal roll over bar across the back of the front seat without a seatbelt was an invitation for disaster.

I was leaned down trying to focus up the hill on the opposite side of the ATV when the driver hit an unexpected bump.  My nose smacked the bar and I heard it crunch like someone crunching crackers in their hands.  Gruesome noise followed by blood.  Needless to say, my interest in the bear vanished.  But blood and all, I managed to get one shot which wasn’t anywhere near great.

The Bible says ‘in everything give thanks,” and “all things work together for our good.”  I have to say I pondered that closely when I got home.  What was there to be thankful for?  I was thankful it wasn’t a broken leg or something far worse than a cracked nose.  How was it a good thing?  I learned a lesson about wearing the seat belt I thought I didn’t need, AND I can now breathe clearly out of both nostrils, my olfactory senses seems to be enhanced, and I had an opportunity to PRAISE GOD even when things weren’t exactly going my way.  I have an adventure story to tell in the future that will be much funnier the further I get away from the pain.

In God’s hands, it’s all good.

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