What was my initial reaction? At first my heart sank a little when I heard the word "hip" and "at the state of collapsing." Being only twenty years old this is not exactly an ideal situation for me... Of course I think it's unfair, especially since I've just graduated from culinary school and have dreams of getting married and opening my own cafe someday! But after receiving love and support from my family and Michael, my heart managed to ease up and I was immediately reminded of how this whole experience is bringing me so much closer to God. It's taught me patience, humility and to ask other people for help. I know I'm never alone and believe that there's ways around this trial even when I'm feeling sad. New hip or not, I will remain joyful in His name and won't ever give up!