Ever have somebody say, “You’ll break your neck doing that!”? Ever travel at “breakneck speeds”? Ever tell someone that you were so mad you wouldn’t mind “breaking somebody’s neck”?
Of course, all those are metaphorical and no one’s neck ever really gets broken.
So, it was odd to hear my dad telling people that my mom “broke her neck” this week. Specifically, she broke the C1 and C2 vertebrae. Surgery went well and she is now in a neck brace for about 3 months. There was no nerve damage, therefore, no paralysis or other things that can happen when vertebrae and the spinal column get messed with.
Healing will be a slow process, but we are thankful for the prayers and love of many, and the healing and power of God.