We’re a week and a half into Betty’s recovery from her broken ankle. It’s been a challenge for both of us, but more so for Betty.
Her boot feels like it weighs 20 lbs even though we know it’s not that heavy. The knee walker has been a big help, but it requires her using some muscles in her arms, shoulders and good leg that are tiring. At the end of the day, she’s rightfully worn out.
As for me, I rely on two things to be the best caregiver I can be.
First, God’s word in Ephesians 5:25 commands: “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave up his life for her…” That tells me that there’s nothing I won’t do for her and with a glad heart.
Second, I remember the words of my good friend Bob when he was describing the struggle his wife Molly was having with fibromyalgia. He said he realized that Molly didn’t have fibromyalgia, WE have fibromyalgia. In other words he was totally committed to and invested in her struggle. I feel the same way. Betty doesn’t have a broken ankle. WE have a broken ankle and I am totally committed to and invested in her struggle.
I learned along time ago, the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) is usually the best in most circumstances. So, to keep it simple, I’m relying on those two things.
Sights and smells of Fall at Wagner’s Farm Market – the roasting of New Mexico green chiles.
You can get Mild (which have flavor, but not kick), Medium (which have a noticeable kick as well as flavor), Hot (which you will want a glass of milk at hand), and Extra Hot (which will take the top of your head off).
Scrambled eggs with cheese and green chiles. Cheeseburgers with green chiles. Macaroni and cheese with green chiles. And on and on.