She is always dressed immaculately.
She stands at the back, rigid and unmoving. Her walk looks carefully calculated.
She has "back problems."
And I've looked at her sometimes and thought "Man, that has to be hard."
Then, this morning, I leaned over to help Thing 2 get on his jeans, and my back said "If I could get your attention for a minute, and please don't take this personally, I just wanted let you know that I'm going on strike. My lawyers will be in touch."
Agony and curses.
So, after one day, I can now tell you that you use your lower back for:
making your legs move,
Without it, doing those things can be next to impossible.
And so, as a penitent, I just wanted to say to that lady at my church every Sunday:
I can't believe you got dressed.
How did you get your shoes on?!
How do you even get out of bed???
You are a rockstar.