Ty's had a cast for 5 weeks now. I think when he broke his arm I thought, it's really not a big deal..kids break their arms everyday....at some point everybody has to break a bone....it could be so much worse...it's a right of passage....how exciting to go to the emergency room...
While all of those statments are true, I've come to realize that breaking your arm is a slighly bigger challenge than I'd thought, and this kids learning to endured it well.
- He didn't get to play on his spring soccer team.
- Didn't get to play lacrosse after reanting all the gear and loving his first four practices.
- Can't ride the new bike he got for his birthday just days before he broke his arm.
- Can't tie his own shoes, buckle his belt or button his shirts.
- Wasn't able to help dad push the wheel barrow while spreading new bark.
- Believe it or not, he's bummed he can't mow the lawn.
- Can't pull the trigger on his air soft gun.
- The weather is finally beautiful after a cold winter and he can't really play anything outside...he just kind of walks around.
He's been really sullen and moody lately. It was driving me crazy until I slowly realized this is REALLY hard for him. He's experiencing a trial in life and I needed to show more compassion!
This quote hangs on the wall in our family room. We kneel to pray right below it each morning. One morning I looked up and thought, "I'm so grateful for our abilities to do hard things, and even more grateful that we don't have to do them alone. I'm grateful that over the last couple week Ty and I have had some good talks about attitude during trials and turning to our Heavenly Father for strength and help when things are rough. I can see that he's trying to do just that, and I'm proud of him.
Tomorrow morning we go in to get a shorter cast. We're hoping it will make things easier, but if not, I know he can endure because we can all do hard things....especially when you know where to go for help.
Love my boy and life lessons.