Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lucy's Life in an Ex. Fix. (part 3 of 3) - Month 1

There is so much to love about BIG families.  There is never ever a dull or boring moment on the ranch.  Family life still happens around an ex. fix and wheelchair. Lucy's brother, Kaden got in on the orthopedic action when he recently broke his foot!  While out with his brothers boulder climbing on a lovely spring night he twisted (and broke) his right foot after jumping from one boulder to another!  Thankfully in lieu of a plaster cast, he was fitted for a walking cast so he's still able to bathe on his own and get up and down the stairs!  On the way home from the orthopedic specialist office, I called Merle to fill him in on what the doctor had to say.  THEN.... we erupted into laughter!  Full out belly laughing like idiots for several minutes!   Call it comic relief, luney parents or no more words needed, this is our life understanding  between husband and wife.....
After what felt like the longest winter on record, we're thrilled to finally welcome spring and spend time outdoors......
Still able to help with pushing a wheelchair too!

Boys, Bikes, Wheelchairs and one wee Girl!
On a recent Sunday afternoon family walk, Kaden
joined Lucy by riding in a wheelchair during this long walk.
On a far more exciting family note, our family will be growing again soon!  Lucy's big brother, Kurtis is getting married!!  While Faith has been a part of our family for a few years now, she will become an official "Zimmerman" next Spring!  And once upon a time, Faith also lived in China (and Thailand).  Her family served the Lord faithfully for many, many years among these two people groups.   Faith and her sweet family bring a lot of personal experience with Asian culture and shared some of that experience and knowledge with us before we traveled to China to bring our girl home!
Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Big families are a blessing!
  Lucy's nephews and BFF are small enough to sit with her and keep her company in her big 'ole wheelchair:

I am so grateful for Lucy's big brothers, John-Merle and Karter who are strong and helpful in moving Lucy girl from point A to point B!

If variety is the spice of life, then Lucy girl's got a lot of spice sprinkled in her life.  She's a "well rounded" little girl.  From nail painting parties:

playing matchbox cars and trains with her brothers (and LOVING it!)
 I whined in the last post about not liking this hard part of Lucy's medical journey. But as you can see from the pictures above, there has been joy in the journey as well.  We have been blessed with loving friends.  Prayers, cards, gifts, visits, "check in " phone calls or a quick text message have meant so much to us in this journey - sources of encouragement/fuel for our journey.  The creative and unique gifts have been invaluable in passing time in a wheelchair.  THANK YOU friends for walking this journey with us, praying for us and encouraging us!  ONE MONTH DOWN, TWO TO GO!  



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