I am blown away…

I have a little confession to make.  When I saw the doctor at the ER I asked how long until I could run again.  I had hopes of running in the Capital 10k race this April as well as the Color Run 5k in May.  I have already started training for both races.

This little mishap may have slowed me down.

So anyway, the doctor told me it would be at least a month before I should start running again.  I thought she was exaggerating, but I smiled and said “ok.”  She mentioned wearing this boot/air cast for a week or two.  Once again I didn’t think it would be *that* long.

I was wrong.  Really wrong.

I am no where near bearing weight on my foot.  Even setting my foot on the ground for more than a few minutes hurts.  I have to have help getting in the shower.  I have to have help going to the bathroom.  I can’t even put my sock on by myself.

Brian has been a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  He has pretty much done everything for me over the last few days.  They kids have helped more than I could ask for, they have retrieved my drinks, meds, and crutches.  They have made breakfast for me and coffee as well.

I am blessed beyond measure.


Aside from my family spoiling me during this painful experience, I have had friends that have been a tremendous blessing as well.  A friend from our homeschool co-op offered to bring us a meal.  As did a friend from church.  Before I knew it, both had started a meal train!!  We have not had to cook since the night of my accident.  With Brian going back to work full days this week (he has had holiday hours this week) I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it is to have meals taken care of!  Not only has Brian been working, but he has come home to care for the kids, and then me on top of it all.  He has had to help me shower, get dressed, heck, he has to help me go to the bathroom!  And then at some point the poor man gets to rest!

When I first thought about him going back to work I was nervous about the thought of being home alone and making lunch on top of our daily routine all while be immobile.  We have enough left overs that I don’t even have to worry about it!  AND, there are more meals coming this week!

I am just in awe over the generosity.  Beyond blessed.  Beyond thankful.



It is my sincere hope and prayer that I can serve others just as others have served us.

Updated: January 5, 2014 — 8:52 pm
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