Molly's story: I don't fit ... but it's OK
A teenage accident when she was hit by a boat left Molly having to learn how to walk, talk, read and write all over again ...
Pastor’s wife Molly Miltenberger Murray tells her story …
"You never know where people are coming from.
"Last July I married the love of my life and moved to the Scottish Highlands to join my husband in ministry. I like to think that I’m not your run-of-the-mill pastor’s wife, but that puts me in a hard spot because the truth is, I don’t fit in.
"I accepted Jesus as a toddler. I grew up in Louisiana, in a tight-knit, God-worshipping Christian family. We moved to Montana when I was a teenager.
"Then, when I was 15, I was hit by a boat.
"My friends and family prayed for a miracle. God gave us a miracle. I miraculously survived, against all hope and reason. I woke up from the coma.
"The doctors gave me a three-year zone for recovery. They didn’t have statistics because my recovery was unprecedented; they couldn’t tell me what would happen.
"I had to learn all over again how to walk and to talk, to read and to write. That was the easy part.
"The hard part was the soul-numbing fact that I was faced with at least three years of horrible, mind-wracking physical pain, an inability to sleep, an inability to think – and not much hope that the future would be any different.
"I had no memories of time before the speedboat fell on my head.
"I begged God just to let me know what His plan held and why I was tortured like this. He didn’t tell me. But, I realized through all that pain and debate, that God’s friends in the Bible are people like King David, and Job. They are not the perfect ones.
"I recovered my memories and my abilities, and came to a place of recovery. It is on my heart to reach out to those suffering from mental disabilities, and to those who are trying to understand what victims are experiencing.
"At a summer school for creative writing in Oxford, I re-connected with an old friend from Scotland … and one year later, we got married. That’s how I moved to Scotland, and that’s how I entered ministry in the Highlands.
"My book, Today, She Is, was published last January – I pray that it inspires readers to be lights in dark lives. You never know where a person is coming from."
Read more and watch Molly’s video testimony at www.mollymiltenbergermurray.com