When it comes to jobs, relationships, football teams and “The Bachelor”, Getting the boot is not usually something people celebrate.
However when it comes to foot surgery, out come the balloons.
With the presentation of “the boot” by your doctor, you move from knee scooter dependence to limping on your own, and you feel as if you just might conquer the world.
Or at least make it to the kitchen and back in under an hour.
It’s a short lived celebration as you come to realize this 3 lb
brick strapped sandal will stay on your foot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the next 5 weeks of your life.
And sleeping with it (accompanied by the sharp shooting pains of healing) brings a piece of added joy to your nighttime slumber.
Especially for your spouse.
However last week, we both celebrated the new found freedom that “getting the boot” brought to the first day of 2016.
(some toast the new year, we toasted a foot)
It’s a bad thing that will make its way to a good thing.
And as I think about it, that’s what “getting the boot” often does in other areas of our life.
Whether it’s the pathway to a new job,
a new relationship,
a new team,
or your own show (didn’t the new Bachelor lose last time?)…
“Getting the boot” may start off really bad.
However it can become something really good.
You may just have to wait it out to see.
And if you need something to inspire you in your wait,
I’ve got a boot you can borrow in 4 weeks.
(tempting I know)
Better yet, here’s something you can hold in your heart:
Don’t let the boot end your story.
You’ll miss the dance God is preparing that’s still to come.
AMEN…!!! My “boot” taught me that asking for help and relying on others is not a BAD thing. It teaches you to forgive yourself in asking for help and knowing that people really care about you and support you. Maybe it was a lesson in healing not only my ankle but my heart as well.
sounds like you nailed it:)
Once again you have posted such an inspiring message and, of course, some adorable photos!
I so look forward to each post that you provide. I, too, am thankful for the help of others while getting used to the new routine, increased care and med protocol for my husband since his discharge from the hospital. There truly are angels among us! God is good, all the time!