I spent last night at Phoebe's emergency room. My daughter had an injury at her first high school scrimmage game. They played Monroe and she got to play on the Jr. Varsity as well as the Varsity team game. She was so excited and she played well so I hear (I was at work). She scored, blocked and jabbed a few times I was told. But she also took a fall, and when she did, one of the Monroe players fell on her ankle. Pain. When I picked her up she was in pain but nothing I thought was bad, but last night, 11:00.. she screams like I have never heard her before. So off to the hospital we go and I am praying the whole time.. PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE BROKEN.
Trials and temptations. Greg (my minister) says when you pray for something, be careful, because God is gonna help you with it. Been praying this week to help me deal with the trials and temptations that come along and guess what... I have had alot of practice working on it!!! Wasn't there TOO long, but I watched my child cry everytime they touched her leg ( and I was sucking in tears the whole time!!) I mean, watching the so called "tough one" break down.. well, I did pretty well, considering. Long story short, Brianna's leg is not broken (thank God), but she does have a severe sprain and possibly some ligament damage. We got the first pair of crutches in our family last night and have to go to a specialist today or Monday.
Brianna cried. I mean this means she misses the rest of the month's basketball camp, and POSSIBLY some of next month's softball camps. I told her this would be a good lesson for her.. perseverance... although she may be sidelined that didn't mean she could still go to practice, watch everything she could, encourage the other girls trying out, and help anyway she could while they were playing. And then, soon, she would be up and around again and she would have to kick butt with her own practices if she still wanted to make that Varsity team when school started. She just gave me that " you have NO clue what you are talking about" look. But I kept on until it was time for us to go. The ride home was very quiet, all I heard was sniffles from the back seat.
By the time we got home she was starting to get tired (that would be the Tylenol w/ codeine starting to talk to her) and she hobbled to her room. Before she went to bed.. she said, " is it okay if I still go to practice and to the camp next week?" of course....... whew!!!
Maybe Brianna's trial doesn't seem big to any of you, but it really was to her. They don't all have to be something amazing to talk about ya know, I am just glad she chose to not let it stop her. That's my baby!! Say a prayer for her though, it's gonna be hard for her to sit and watch!!
Also, last night I found out that Mr. Otha Butler is missing. When I was growing up, I went to church w/ Mr. Butler. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever met. So dedicated and devoted to Christ. He is 88, and never showed up to play golf like he was suppose to. Please pray that they find him safe and sound!!!
Well, the weekend will be starting soon. I hope you all have a great and safe one!! Encourage someone this weekend! I love you all, Lord willing we will talk again on Monday!