Life for me, never seems predictable.
Although sometimes I try to make it that way.
For example, I was so excited to start the new year with
blog posts, being organized, creating, designing, & on, & on, & on.
And then, this little guy broke his leg 2 days after Christmas.
Not a huge problem, just some minor tweaking to our everyday schedule.
And then, Landon became a little clingy- always wanting me to hold him.
I guess, wouldn't you want to be held instead of trying to push your way
around your house on your back with your good leg?
Well, we were getting the hang of things & I was starting to get
back into the routine and then last week, my cute little man Jackson
decided to do an acrobatic move while turning on the light, and
broke his arm in two places, thus needing a simple surgery to try to
align his bones back together.
"Two broken bones!" you may say. Yes, it's true and yes my hands are
very full. Three of our 4 kids, along with my husband have a brittle bone disease called
In other words, their bones lack collagen and are therefore easier to break. Although
extra calcium helps, it doesn't cure. Thankfully Shriner's Hospital offers treatments. They are wonderful
to work with our family, and we have a wonderful orthopedic doctor too. Our family has
the mildest form of OI. In some more serious cases, babies break bones inside the womb.
At this point, just between the 4 kids, we have had 9 broken bones. Brian is another story
for another day. :) This may seem like a hard challenge, and sometimes it is, but there
are so many other challenges that parents are concerned about with their children,
the a broken bone actually seems like just part of our lives that only lasts for 6 weeks instead of daily.
Our kids can still do almost everything that other kids can do except for high-impact sports &
jumping on a trampoline, the big air jump things, etc. Other than that they are just your average kids.
Hallie does not have it and is so excited to help with Jackson & Landon- they don't
look to excited to have her help them. :)
I saw this quote on Pinterest yesterday & it is exactly how I feel.
I am learning to just go with the flow and take life
day by day instead of trying to predict what may happen.