Pacemaker day

"Accept life not as our reward but as our schooling."  
Twinkle's comment on my journal entry yesterday

Today at 10 (CST) a very skilled doctor implants a little metal box in to my chest,
and threads wires into my heart.  All to keep it beating properly.

Today I enter a house on whose doorstep I've crouched, reluctant,
for over a decade.  "Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit."  (Psalm 51:12)