Monday, November 29, 2010

Crunches

Sometimes, we can all use a little help...

And as it turns out, any crunches will do...


I'm still trying to catch up with housework, appointments, cooking, Christmas preparations, etc... as one of the grownups at the HennHouse is down for the count. Two weeks ago Tim broke four metatarsals (one of them shattered) and his big toe during a soccer game. Last week, he had surgery. The surgery was supposed to last 45 minutes. It lasted two hours and 15 minutes instead. He has a job that requires driving. Per doctor's orders, he isn't to drive for six weeks. Unfortunately he has already exhausted his sick leave due to Esther-Faith's hospitalization (and recovery) earlier this year. 

It might be a light Christmas at the HennHouse.

BUT....

As Esther-Faith watches her daddy use his crunches, she is much more willing to try her crunches. She watches him get up, and she tries it. She watches him navigate small spaces, and she is more confident in her ability to get where she needs to go. 

In fact, when he first got his crunches, she insisted on showing him how to use them. 

It's adorable. 

And magnificent.

And hopeful.

Even if having Tim down for the count is stressful, it may be worth it if she gains the confidence she needs to continue developing her crunch skills.


by Karin. 
(from the HennHouse)

2 comments:

Serline said...

I am glad that you have such a positive perspective. I too believe that everything happens for a reason, according to His plans. Even if sometimes we do not understand or want to accept because it is too painful. God bless!

TherExtras said...

Exhausted sick-leave is h.a.r.d. But I'm betting by 'light' you do not mean less love, cheer and celebration.

Bless Tim's repaired foot!

Barbara