Tuesday, March 24, 2015

rebekah on crutches

on friday night, i got to go to an event with rebekah at our church. it was an evening for the middle school girls that was focused on beauty and how God wants us to treat the bodies He's given us. it included a fashion show (with the most beautiful model! :-)) i am struck by rebekah's beauty every day. and that night it was abundantly clear that, while she IS gorgeous on the outside, her inner beauty is simply incredible. i am inspired by her everyday.

late sunday afternoon, the kids were outside playing every sport under the sun. rebekah was playing basketball. she hurt her ankle. bad. we iced it and elevated it and prayed for the best. but she woke up monday morning not being able to put ANY weight on it..at all. so i took her to the doctor. boo...
we were definitely nervous. in 3 days she is getting on a plane to go to haiti for a week. and she's going to be carrying a BIG backpack with all her stuff on the plane. there's never an ideal time to be injured...but this is for SURE not a great week.

the verdict is that it's a bad sprain. like, really bad. like, a cast and crutches and NO weight on it for 4 weeks bad. BOO.

she handled everything so beautifully. and, lincoln and levi were with us and their presence led to a conversation with the doctor about adoption...and our church...and God and rebekah's excitement and joy for THAT was ALL she could talk about on the way home. her heart is so beautiful. and my heart has had just about all it can take...
i did take her to school for the second half of the day. i wanted to just bring her home and baby her. but my gut told me she needed to have those few hours at school to figure it out and force herself to get used to the crutches. the sooner she can, the easier navigating around haiti is going to be. i came home and prayed and cried my eyes out FOR her.


Barbara Cassada said...

WOW!! Things can change all so quickly, can't they? Rebekah is definitely a remarkable, young girl, full of God's love!! Like the rest of her family, Granddad and I are astounded by both Rebekah's inward and outward beauty!! We will be praying right along with you, Courtney, for Rebekah's healing.

Michelle Haseltine said...

Rebekah is an amazing person!! I watch her at school and see her kindness and compassion, her humor, her determination, and her heart!!! Praying that her trip is blessed! I can't wait to hear all about it!!