I know what you’re thinking – why is she writing about the New Year in September and what does a new year have to do with a new knee? Please allow me to explain. Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and it is also the day that my mother is having knee replacement surgery. Since I can’t be with her because of the distance and my family obligations here, I am hoping you will pray with me for her speedy recovery.
The celebration of Rosh Hashanah is both a celebration of the new year and a time of renewal and forgiveness. The old is forgotten and the new is welcomed. So, on that note, we hope to soon forget the pain of mom’s old gimpy knee and we welcome the new and improved one. Mom, may you have many happy new years on your new knee!