After a very long, record-setting winter we are starting to see the first signs of spring. Most of the snow has melted and there are some signs of plants starting to pop out of the ground. For the next couple of months, the world around us in this area will go through a rebirth …… and all of nature will be new and fresh again. Other parts will need a new coat of paint to cover winters damage.
That’s much like my heart transplant. It took a while, but eventually I was reborn again. Well, not all of me, but some of me.
An old friend of mine and I had lunch the other day and he was asking about my general health and well-being since my transplant. As we were talking, he asked if I was a “jogger” now. I laughed and replied, “I may have a new heart, but I still have almost 60 year old knees”. He realized what he asked was kind of funny and we both got a good chuckle from the resulting discussion.
At times, I think some people who are waiting or have recently had a heart transplant believe they will have a total rebirth …… it’s more like a partial rebirth, improved health and changed emotions, but other parts may still need a coat of paint.
Just like a change of seasons.