Lucy broke her foot jumping down some stairs at home group on Wednesday. We have spent 8 hours in 3 different medical facilities over the past 2 days and I want to share with you the good news!!
I just have to tell you how much God cares for Lucy and the details of her special body. I totally feel like this broken bone was divinely designed just to keep us on track. Let me explain: First, this is the perfect little fracture in one bone in the top of her foot! Lucy only needs to wear a walking shoe till it heals. It is a completely stable fracture that should heal in about TWO WEEKS! I can’t think of an easier broken bone to have. Second, Lucy was born with hypotonia, she didn’t walk until she was 2 and has very low muscle tone which creates all kinds of issues still to this day. Walking at a very young age (normally around one), bone jarring exercise, and muscle tone are what develop/grow your bones and bone density. This tiny break forced Lucy to get her first x-rays which allowed the pediatric orthopedic doctor to see that Lucy has very low bone density and needs a little “intervention”. The doctor then spent about 30 minutes with me talking me through the changes that need to take place so that Lucy can develop bone density and avoid a lot of problems later on in life (like osteoporosis). I just wanted to share this to say what I thought was “one more thing” to deal with, I now see as God’s constant loving kindness and provision for our family. Thank you Jesus for Lucy’s fractured foot!