In Life Between Two Gardens, Dr. Steven Edgley shares the moving story of how he has figured out how to carry on with a satisfying and deliberate life in the wake of encountering a stroke at age twenty-eight. Edgley had quite recently moved on from Loyola Medical School when his life was crushed by a stroke that left him unfit to represent days and required a long time of exercise based recuperation. Be that as it may, Edgley, as an individual from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had a solid confidence to support him, just as family and companions who never abandoned him. In this book, he uncovers the delicate benevolent actions he has been conceded alongside his stroke, including a compensating profession as a specialist who helps other stroke patients.
The two patio nurseries referenced by the book’s title are the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane. The Garden of Eden is the place humankind initially had its fall into transgression, which prompted our present reality, and the Garden of Gethsemane is the place Jesus subscribed to kicking the bucket for our wrongdoings. Edgley accepts the two greenery enclosures can be significant to us, both in our seasons of preliminary and in our regular day to day existences.
Edgley strolls the peruser through the different occasions of his life, from the stroke and its consequence to minutes when his confidence was tried and when it was remunerated and to the numerous minutes when he has encountered bliss and seen God’s hand at work in his and others’ lives. He feels God called him to his work helping other stroke survivors. Strokes influence about 800,000 individuals for each year in the United States alone, and they don’t separate among the youthful or old, men or ladies, delinquents or holy people. By being a case of defeating a stroke, Edgley can motivate others. He particularly has faith in the significance of sharing his story. He states, “Stories have gigantic power, and at times patients need my story more than my medicinal consideration to help lighten their misery. I feel a serious obligation to share my story, when conceivable.”
Edgley’s story, in any case, will profit something beyond stroke survivors. Amid the time he couldn’t talk or speak with his friends and family, Edgley had a great deal of time to contemplate why awful things happen to great individuals. He likewise understood that just when what we genuinely love and care about is undermined do we completely acknowledge what is critical to us. The messages he gives in these pages will rouse anybody experiencing a troublesome time in their lives, regardless of whether they face troubles with their wellbeing, their connections, their accounts, or some other everyday issue that can be testing.
Edgley’s own voyage has been a long way from simple. The principal words he had the option to compose on the PC after his stroke were, “Steve peruses books about mountains,” which took him thirty minutes, contrasted with the fifty words for every moment he had recently composed. That by itself indicates how much persistence he expected to recoup. Today, in any case, he carries on with a functioning life. He has run a Chicago Marathon, he every now and again goes biking, he skis, and he utilizes voice-to-discourse innovation since he can’t type with his correct hand.
Through everything, Edgley has been a positive thinker. He states, “God has given us the office to settle on that decision by they way we see ourselves and our life circumstances. He needs the majority of His youngsters to have solid confidence and afterward work to improve their individual circumstances.” He additionally understands that enduring his stroke has been a blessing. He clears up this point by citing creator Robert Brault, who stated, “Am I to fret about an apportioning of days I never had and was never guaranteed? Must I mark off every day of my life as though I am subtracting from this fanciful crowd? No, despite what might be expected, I will include every day of my life to my fortune of days lived. Furthermore, with every day, my fortune will develop, not reduce.”
Edgley appreciates each moment given to him in this life between two patio nurseries. He grasps the adventure, realizing our motivation is to develop and we can just do that through the provokes given to us. He expresses, “Our Master and Creator has utilized neurologic standards to make fruitful soils in our human personalities and help our climb. His Holy Spirit murmurs to our brains, guiding us in the way that leads back to Him.”
Now and then the difficulties we face appear to be outlandish and frequently they appear to be uncalled for. In any case, Edgley concurs with C. S. Lewis, who expressed, “That is the thing that humans misconstrue. They state of some worldly affliction, ‘No future euphoria can compensate for it,’ not realizing that Heaven, when achieved, will work in reverse and transform even that misery into a brilliance… What’s more, that is the reason, toward the finish of all things, when the sun ascends here… the favored will say, ‘We have never lived anyplace with the exception of in Heaven.’”
While Edgley sits tight for that day when it feels like he has dependably lived in paradise, he grasps his motivation here on earth, between the two greenery enclosures. While he would daily be able to help stroke survivors at the clinic where he works, he has come to acknowledge he has a bigger reason to spread a message of expectation and reason to individuals all over the place, thus he has composed Life Between Two Gardens with the goal that perusers can figure out how to appreciate and profit by the voyage simply like he has. His story is a motivation to any individual who endures, and his book is one that will be swung to on numerous occasions for solace, inspiration, and consolation that at last, everything is a piece of God’s arrangement.