• healing

    amelia and i had our follow up appointment with the orthopedic doctor this morning.  before we went, we prayed.  we thanked the Lord that the injury wasn’t any worse.  we told Him that we’d like to have a smaller brace. and we asked Him to help us be okay with the outcome, no matter what.  we’d be okay if we got a smaller brace.  we’d be okay if we had to keep the big one. we waited for an x-ray. then we waited for the doctor, who had the results of the x-ray. the knee cap is back in place.  the small fracture is still there, but apparently that doesn’t…

  • goodbye seven

    as i tucked him in last night i said, “this is your last night being seven.  i can’t believe it!” he replied, “i don’t like eight. i like seven better.  well, goodbye seven.” i honestly like seven better too.  actually, i like 15 months the most, the age you were when you came home to me. when you came home to me. you were so big.  so chubby.  so chunky.  your aunt ashley used to say you should tell me to stop putting rubber bands on your arms because your arms were so rollie pollie.  and i knew you’d be big.  your worker latrese, the first time we talked about…

  • a small fracture

    we had an orthopedic appointment thursday.  the dr. confirmed the subluxation.  he also confirmed most of the pain was under the knee cap.  this concerned him.  he ordered a sunrise x-ray.  the sunrise x-ray confirmed a small fracture.  a piece of the knee cap chipped off in the fall.  it’s a small piece of bone floating right next to the large bone.  no surgery is needed, praise the Lord!  it just needs to be braced for the next month until we go back. see the very small(very small!) crescent shape to the right of the knee cap?  yeah, that’s the broken piece. our little girl has been quite the trooper…