Doctor said a couple more weeks - just to be on the safe side. It does mean, however, that at our next appointment, the cast will be removed. So on the bright side, at least we have a date!
I took these photos a couple weeks after she had her cast put on. The pain had subsided, and she had mastered pulling herself up on things to hold on to. On this particular afternoon, she wanted to play in her crib. The light was shining beautifully through her windows - as it usually does in the early afternoon - so I quickly ran to grab my camera in hopes to catch a smile or two. Henry heard the commotion and ran back in with me. A perfect moment to get both of them - happily playing. In he went, too!
She played. He waited patiently to get out.
Both so sweetly humoring me as I climbed a chair and tried my best to get their attention.
Fast forward two more weeks, and the girl is full out walking with the cast. Dancing and climbing even! In fact, I taught her how to play "red light, green light" yesterday at the doctor's office.
A few friends told me initially how the cast would become like another appendage to her after a while. In the beginning, I didn't believe it. But now I do. Her resilience is nothing short of God's way of taking care of my baby girl. She's been patient and calm through the most part of it all.
Teaching me, as I look through these photos, to also be patient. To not rush things just because they are temporarily difficult. Instead, embrace them for the challenges they are, over come those challenges, and maybe even dance and twirl a little - using the new weight on your wrapped leg to spin even faster on your standing leg.
We are still standing in God's grace - even with a cast.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never end; they are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23