Lessons from a broken tibia

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You probably saw the photos by now. My daughter Kate broke her tibia.It was a spiral fracture, meaning a cast up to her hip. No swimming. And no weight on that leg.Until August.Kate and I have learned a lot due to that broken bone.People are still wonderful. I received countless notes of encouragement for Kate. Friends visited. People called Kate to say hello. Every day, we’ve been blessed by some unexpected act of kindness. It is a two-fold lesson. People are wonderful. And when the time comes, you must do the same for other people.Patience. When you can’t walk, and you aren’t great with crutches, you have to be patient. Patient with life. Patient with yourself. Patient with your surroundings. Patient with a slower pace. Kate (and I) have learned that some things are beyond our control.Grit. In the beginning, the pain was bad. Crutches were tough. Taking a shower was difficult. But Kate pushed through. She’s now nearly nimble and pain-free. But it took a while to get here.last_img

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