Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Work, Work , Work.....YAY!

Aaron, with new boot in place, has been given permission to work again. He still has to be careful, can't haul any of his own gear, has to elevate, and not over do it. That last one is of course the hardest for his personality and this type of career.

OH, and he can't drive yet. in fact, for anything longer than a couple minutes it's still painful to ride in the front seat. So I am his driver, and his roadie. This means I get to go to all his gigs....but wait, this means I HAVE to go to all his gigs too. Even the ones that are a couple hours away, in smoke filled casinos, on a Saturday night, and drive us home at 2am or later...and get up and help him get ready (I don't mind, I love him) and get us both to church by 7:10am, to set up his gear and be ready to sing.

This brought slight panic for me.
I need sleep.
Aaron can run on little sleep, he seems to simply need less than the average person. Not me. Plus I am worried about sitting in smoke and then trying to sing.

By the grace of God we will survive this too. I am not complaining, just trying to figure it all out. My husband works hard for the money (so hard for it honey, so I better treat him right). I will need extra strength, and naps, to help him continue to do so.

A glimpse of part of the new set up:

Although you can't see it all...he is playing a keyboard and a bass at the same time, while singing. Crutches in background and a special pillow for the foot.

Fun times!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ten On Tuesday

Ten things I am thankful for.
No Particular order.

1. That although I can't be near my dear sweet friend who is facing a hard month others have stepped up to love on her. I am sad I didn't think of the things they have. I am happy that they are coming through for her when I am limited by time, distance and funds to the same for her.

2. That I am a safe place for another friend who found out some news that rattled her.

3. That yet another friend facing seemingly huge mountains this month can relax in my house, and for a time, not dwell on those mountains.

4. That a different friend had the courage to look evil in the face, call it out and is willing to risk everything to prevent it from harming again. This is exceptionally important to prevent further generations of pain.

5. I am thankful for the ability to lift all the friends above up in prayer.

6. Next steps, out of comfort zones.

7. Help from a huge assortment of people when we needed it.

8. Aaron's ability to start working again.

9. That the rain held off long enough each of the last few days to allow Aaron crutching ease.

10. Remembering what's important in life....
People, relationships, love, family, friends, children, connections and walking in God's destiny for my life.

Tell me, what are you thankful for?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Safe Steps

Life is moving along again. Of course it never stops, just slows down, speeds up, or dramatically changes. Aaron is sporting a new ortho boot thingy, which makes somethings much easier,like putting on pants, and showering, but not in that order. It also gives him moments of sheer panic, there is serious comfort in knowing that the foot/heel won't move in the wrong direction, that it is safe.

But safe isn't always good.

He has to test his flexibility when the boot is off. he has to push his limit of comfort...just the tiniest bit, nothing drastic (yet) to enable him to keep healing in the right direction.

Sounds like real life to me.
We have to step out in faith, step out of our safe little world to heal from past wounds and move forward. God is kind, encouraging us to gently go beyond our comfort zone.

Sometimes it may hurt a little.

But only for a moment.

Healing takes time, and breakthrough, and support, and stepping out in faith at some point (not yet for Aaron) that we are ready for the next bigger thing.

I am getting ready for my next bigger thing.
I have to put away old ways of doing things. I have to step out of my safe boot, and onto possibly hard, cold floors, but it will be so worth it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today I saw the incision. It looked really good. There was some concern that since Aaron is Diabetic it may take longer to heal, or not heal correctly. It's doing very well.
Today is a new phase. New boot thing, new rules. Still no weight bearing, and lots of elevation and rest, but Aaron can start working again (carefully).

It's a good day.
And we have a lot to be thankful for.