None of Jack’s bones are broken.

This news is so welcome, so extremely good. I spent last night lying awake with fever and chills imagining me taking care of Jack with a cast covering two-thirds of his body. He still is walking a bit like Quasimodo, but it may be that a) Jack just walks how he walks, and b) his ankle pronation is bugging him. He sees the orthopedist next month.

I’ve turned into a loud, racking cough machine so Truman and I stayed at home today, drinking fluids and resting. A quiet day can make one realize what one has. I’m not speaking of things.

*An open window in the middle of March wafting the fresh smell of earth through the curtains.*

*Buttered toast with raspberry jam for lunch with the three-year-old.*

*An afternoon nap on a sick day.*

*A tiny colored box of Cadbury chocolate eggs.*

*The gift of knowing that the developmentally disabled ten-year-old doesn’t have any broken bones.*

*A creepy and imaginative Neil Gaiman book.*

*Listening to the Psalms while doing laundry.*

These things made me grateful.image


  4 comments for “Wonder

  1. Blue
    March 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

    i love how you count your blessings. my day was similarly blessed:

    *i managed to keep my anxiety in check throughout the procedure (no small feat)*
    *i didn’t throw up my pain meds*
    *i was able to doze off and on all afternoon
    *finally got to watch the Downton Abbey Christmas special online (haven’t had time to watch it yet this whole calendar year) between naps*
    *my ex dropped by for a moment just in time to bring me my pain meds, which meant i didn’t have to stand up (which makes me really dizzy)*
    *my kids came home and left at different times but were able to give me drinks of smoothie at perfect intervals.*
    *a friend gave me access to her audible.com library so i’m listening to good books*
    *my friend came by tonight with a stack of movies and watched one with me right during the window when the numbing wore off, distracting me from the pain during the gap while the pain meds kicked in*
    *i had some lovely tomato soup just now*
    *it seems to have stopped bleeding so i don’t have to swallow blood now (which is just so gross #vampireiamnot)*
    *tomorrow is going to be better than today*
    *people were supernicetome on facebook*
    *before i blink, this will all be a memory and i’ll be able to eat normal food normally again*
    *i stopped by the bank to get $ this morning to pay for the procedure and got the $ iou which i will bring to Thing next week.*
    *had some nice prayers*

  2. March 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I just started a Gaiman book yesterday, American Gods. What are you reading?

  3. Julie
    March 18, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for the update. I’m glad all bones are intact.

  4. Sarah
    March 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    No broken bones, hooray! I hope you feel well soon.

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