Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I stepped off a curb wrong and everything changed on Sunday. I ruptured my achilles tendon and am looking at a very long recovery time. (one year to full speed - 6 months to limp)  Now I can't cook, dress, drive, or shower by myself - and apparently things will get worse this evening after surgery.  sigh.   I will be praying a lot and going to the scriptures in search of encouragement.  God is in control of this and knew about it beforehand.  He works ALL things for our good.  It's just hard not to mourn my old easy life - I'm just not used to this new normal yet.

Please pray for my family as they're one hand short right now.   It's good timing for a number of reasons - the boys are home from college and are a huge help.  Our homeschool is winding down and we should be finished with all the difficult subjects this week.  We were way ahead as we were preparing for our China trip.  The new girls will still be in school for another month during the worst part of recovery.  So I have much to be thankful for - just need to figure out how to do all my daily tasks in a new way.

The girls are doing great, and I'm so thankful for all my kids!! My big guys are carrying and consoling, and my little ones are trying to help so much that I'm afraid they'll get tangled in my crutches, lol! The next few days necessitate strong pain killers - so not sure I'll be able to update again soon.  Trusting God!  Blessings, Kim


  1. I am so very sorry!! Our friend is going through the same recovery right now and it isn't easy! :(
    So many prayers and thoughts to you as you get through this...but I pray God will just minister to you as you rest in Him...and on the couch!
    Take care of yourself!
    Lynnea :)

  2. What a way to start the summer!! I twisted my foot a couple of years ago and broke my foot. The cast alone nearly drove me CRAZY! But during that time...while I couldn't do anything but sit...I found our sweet little Lydia on the special needs/waiting child list. You've got to be cautious about all that spare time or you may just be paperchasing by the time summer's over!!

  3. What a royal bummer! You poor thing! I hope surgery goes well and that you have a speedy recovery.