After 6 weeks in an uncomfortable and itchy cast, Andrew is finally free! The doctor said his arm looks perfect! He will go to physical therapy for 4 weeks and then see the Dr. one last time (hopefully).
There were many steps to taking off the cast. First, they used what looked like a mini circular saw. Bits of cast material flew all over. Then, some sort of clamp looking gadget to open the crack made. Finally, scissors were used to cut through the layers of gauze under the cast. Then out came the arm in all it's skinny glory! Thank you God for a well healed arm.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I have always looked forward to being a father. After 12 years, it is everything I hoped it would be and more.
But as much as I love playing with the boys and girl, and as much as I love going on trips with them, doing activities together, talking with them, working together, and so many other things, there's one that tops them all. I love talking about God's Word with them. I absolutely love our family Bible times at night.
We read the Scriptures together, talk about what they teach us about God and about how they apply to our lives. We also hide God's Word in our hearts so that we may learn the Words of life and that we may not sin against Him.
Being a father is harder than I ever knew it could be. I don't think I ever understood the magnitude of the burden that I would have to bear for the long-term decisions I have made that affected them so greatly. But I am so happy and thankful that God has allowed me to be the father to Andrew, Matt and Emery. What a privilege and what a joy!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Andrew turned 12 yesterday. It was a low key day. We will have more celebrations to come, but for now, he requested mom's killer homemade hamburgers with cake and ice cream.