Life in the Not So Fast Lane

Hi Friends,

It has been one week since I fell while gardening and broke my right ankle . . . and what a week it’s been! I am doing a little better each day, and I’m thankful to have ways to get around the house.

A rolling chair has been a great help in the kitchen where we have hardwood floors. I can scoot and roll around and reach most things. It’s awkard . . . but I am grateful to be able to get a glass of water and reach for a snack in the pantry without having to call my husband, who has been so kind and caring.

Here I am with my knee scooter.

Here I am with my knee scooter.

This knee scooter is a great invention, and it helps me move from room to room. It was tough to use at first because me knees were very sore from the fall, but as my knees healed, I was able to use the scooter and make tracks!

My church, Calvary Chapel Living Hope, in Robbinsville, NJ, has been a great help, bringing us meals, calling, praying, and even planting the rest of the flowers in my flowerbeds. I am humbled and very greatful for their love and support.

I want to say a huge thank you to all those who have sent cards, offered prayers, brought meals, or called to check on me. I feel very loved and cared for by you all.

When you think of me, I’d appreciate prayer that my foot and ankle would heal well and on schedule. Also pray that I can have a good attitude and accept these limitations and even find good lessons through this time. And last, please pray I will use the time well and find ways to encourage others.

Have you ever had an illness or injury that kept you off your feet for a while? What lessons did you learn? What helped you cope with the limitations?

6 thoughts on “Life in the Not So Fast Lane

  1. Carrie, I’m so glad that you are able to get around a ‘lil easier this week! Prayers are being sent your way and I hope you will keep us updated on your recovery 🙂

    As far as lessons learned…Hm. I’ve had plenty of instances to think on that, LOL. Sometimes an accident such as this can be God’s way of giving you some much needed rest. As hard as that can be for a busy wife/mom to accept, we must smile and allow this time of rest to be a blessing to us. Sometimes we don’t know the answer to the “why’s” but like our novels, we find the answer in due time 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your ‘time off’ and I look forward to hearing about your FULL recovery 🙂 God Bless!

  2. Hi Rachel, thanks for your comment and kind words. Yes, trusting the Lord through these times is key and resting in Him. Thanks for the encouraging words!

  3. I can never figure out the whys and wherefores of accidents and such things, but it’s wonderful that your church is showing you so much love in practical ways. And I’m glad you’ve got wheels!

  4. Oh Carrie, I am so very sorry to hear about your ankle. I can fully related to your condition. As you well know, approximately 3 yrs. ago I tore my calf muscle during vacation, which left me on crutches for exactly 2 months. During that time I felt useless around the house and incapable of caring for my 3 young children and husband. Just as you are experiencing, the Calvary Chapel women(including you:-) cared for me and my family with meals, which was such an incredible blessing to us. But there were 2 specific women that decided that they would come over my home to clean for me. They didn’t ask me, they simply gave me a choice of day when they could come over. I tried avoiding them, because of my sinful pride, but eventually couldn’t avoid them, nor their offer anymore. My house and family desperately needed the home cared for and I physically could not do it…so I reluctantly accepted my friends’ generous offer. I learned that we are all one family in the Lord and God uses us at times to give and uses us at other times to receive. We are to allow others to be blessed by their desire/call to give. These ladies did such a great job in my home and even a greater work in my heart. So, allow others to help you and accept whatever blessings are being offer to you during this time. Not only will it be a blessing to you Carrie, but to those blessing you. Love you from Puerto Rico!!!

    • Thanks Maria! I know you undersand having gone through something similar. I appreciate your prayers and kinds words.

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