Pain Is…

…watching your 18-month old daughter get her first (and hopefully last) cast on her broken arm.
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Audrey pulled a pillow out from underneath herself while she was sitting on the couch this morning. This promptly rolled her off the couch, into the coffee table and onto her arm. I called the doctor, got an appointment, and after 4 agonizing hours of watching her cry and scream almost every time she used her arm, we went to see him. The verdict was pretty clear on her x-rays. She has a buckle fracture in her arm. Both bones… not just one… so she did herself in pretty well. She did great getting the cast on, and is feeling much better now that her arm is immobilized. In fact, she is quite happy that she finally has a weapon to use against her brothers. Three and a half weeks, baby… don’t mess with Audrey!

So today was one of the longest in my life, and I’ve had a lot of those lately. It is amazingly hard to watch your child struggle. But a friend emailed me these lyrics today by Andrew Peterson to encourage me, and the timing was perfect. There is so much more… oh, so much more!

There is more
More than all this pain
More than all the falling down
And the getting up again
There is more
More than we can see
From our tiny vantage point
In this vast eternity
There is more

6 responses to “Pain Is…”

  1. Angie,
    So sorry to hear about Audrey’s broken arm. I know how much it hurts to see your little one in pain. Hopefully she is feeling much better now.
    David broke his collar bone when he was about the same age, and I know how those cries tore my heart out, until we got him taken care of and got the brace on, etc. We’re still praying. Keep hanging on.

    Carol

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  2. Angie,

    I love looking at Audrey’s little face and imagining what is going through that brain of hers. The pictures in this entry are priceless. She looks so confused and betrayed by her wrist – but adorable in that little purple cast. She has no idea how blessed she is to have your sweet love and care as her mommy through this.

    This is so hard. I’m praying.

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  3. oh my goodness. I am so sorry for poor Audrey. but I have to say those photos are priceless!! I know that pouty-sad face well and it absolutely pulls all the heart strings when I see it. We will pray that your sweet girl heals well and quickly and that the boys learn to WATCH OUT! Love to all of you!

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  4. Dear Angie,

    What a day! Oh but God is always faithful, as he shows in so many ways like that little email from a friend. In fact, you have no idea what an encouragement this story of God’s faithfulness is to me! You all are so precious, and I love you lots.

    Sarah

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  5. Oh, poor Audrey!! Those pictures are too cute, that little pout, look of confusion… it’s as if she is thinking..’wrist, how could you do this to me?? I don’t understand?’ She is so blessed to have a mum who loves her so well, and who’ll take care of her no matter what. love you guys:) xoxoxo… extra kisses for Audrey.

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  6. Angie,
    I, too, am sorry about Audrey’s arm!! Poor little thing. I know that was hard! Hope it heals quickly and that the Lord is helping you get through the time while Brian is away.

    I had just started reading these entries b/c I hadn’t looked in awhile!
    Did you get the flowers Stephanie & I sent? Just wanted to make sure you received them!!

    Love, Chanley 🙂

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