What a day.  We decided today would be a family day so after church I made broccoli chicken alfredo then we all went outside to play basketball together.  Unfortunately Travis jumped up then landed with his foot half on the cement, half off and rolled his ankle.  When I saw the swelling on the outer portion of his foot I knew something was probably broken.  Below is the xray of his right foot which shows a broken fifth metatarsal.  You can see the Y shaped break in the middle of the picture on the right side.  He also has a very swollen sprained ankle.  So our family day ended up with a trip to the ER and a cast on his right leg.  He is non weight bearing, will probably need surgery and can not drive.  The timing is very frustrating with Ryan going to surgery next Monday.  I guess this week will now include a trip to the ortho doctor and possibly scheduling surgery for Travis too.  I don’t know how this is all going to play out but we are both trying very hard to trust God’s timing.  The truth of the matter is that with Travis having started his job just a few short months ago, he doesn’t even have enough time yet to take a week off  just be in the hospital with Ryan.  He will have to work from our ICU room.  So if he has to go to surgery himself, I’m not sure how this will all play out.  I’m already taking my only week of time left for Ryan’s surgery so I don’t have anything left if I need to take off for Travis too.  It’s easy to allow worry to take over my mind and I’m trying very hard to trust God for His perfect provision.  And our sweet kids are so upset and worried.  They already have so much stress trying to deal with their brother going back to surgery again; they are scared.  And now they are worried about their dad and see how upset Travis and I are.  It’s hard to know how to help them and it seems so unfair with everything they have to go through.  I wish I could protect them and take it all away.  My heart aches for those sweet kids.  They are growing up faster than they should have to.  Much too fast.  I simply ask you all to please pray for us.  We have a lot going on right now and this is simply one more thing.  I feel very weary and am trying so hard to keep my mind positive and focused on God’s word.  It’s hard though.  And then as I was leaving to get Travis’s pain medication tonight, our car wouldn’t start on top of everything else.  It started for Travis later but there is definitely something wrong with it.  As they say, when it rains it pours. But as Sidney reminded me tonight, God doesn’t give us more than we  can handle.  I’m beginning to wonder just how strong God thinks we are.

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  1. Ouch!!! Travis, now you and Ryan can heal together and keep each other company! It’s a good thing, Kim, your sister well be visiting. She well be a great support! If I can help, let me know. In the mean time, I’m praying for everyone for God to bless all of you with extra amounts of strength, courage, and endurance through this trying time. The love of family that you all so richly have, well get you through the rest.. that’s God’s gift too. : )

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