Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Great Healer

Fred went to the doctor yesterday for a new x-ray to see how his leg is mending and to determine if surgery will be necessary to repair the damage. Great news! The doctor said he is amazed at how Fred is healing so rapidly. No surgery is needed. In fact, he can begin partial weight-bearing on the injured leg. Maybe even driving again soon.

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14. God gave our bodies the incredible means to heal. Broken bones repair themselves. Even the enormous swelling in Fred's foot and ankle had purpose--to splint the fractured bones until new bone was formed. We are very grateful for this healing.

Fred has 9 more days of school. He has persevered in his work and will graduate at the top of his class. The girls and I are counting down the times we have to make the mid-day drive to pick him up. They have adapted, and I have overcome my fear of the traffic and the stress it caused me each day. Thanks again to all our friends who have offered to help us. In the big picture of life, these weeks are few and could just be called an inconvenience. Running with footmen, not horses.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry I haven't had a chance to come by your blog in a bit. I have done very little blogging myself or reading them. We've been going through a rough patch ourselves. I'm so very sorry about Fred. That had to have been awful. Praise God for the no surgery though! I also have to say I'm going to try some Colcannon. Do your girls like it?

Deb said...

Hey, Cousin! Good to hear from you. Our lives are turned upside-down right now and I haven't had time for much either. Sorry about your rough times. Hang in there, God will see you through. Arielle loves Colcannon, but Liana not so much. She's very picky.