Our friend Bruce was in a skiing accident Friday and broke his femur in several places. He is now sporting lots of new hardware in his leg and is facing a year-long recovery. Because their 3 kids match up with three of mine I’ve had them at my house a lot this week as Heather drives back and forth to the hospital. “It’s like having a new baby,” she described it, “but a very big, very heavy baby.”

“Oh Heather, this is so hard.”

“It’s hard. It will be be a long recovery. But I keep thinking it could have been so much worse; Bruce could have broken his neck or his back and we would have been dealing with a life-long condition. He could have died.” She choked up. “A year of recovery doesn’t sound too bad right now.”

I hugged her right there on the doorstep.

April 9, 2008
April 12, 2008



  1. Melinda

    April 10, 2008

    Oh my gosh, I haden’t even heard. Thanks for the info, i’m going to make sure I lend a hand where I can.

  2. Bonnie

    April 10, 2008

    Oh, what a grateful woman. But she’s right, it could be a lot worse.

  3. Blue

    April 11, 2008

    thanks for sharing this beautiful example of faith and gratitude.

  4. Denise

    April 11, 2008

    It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? We’ll put Bruce on the Manhattan temple prayer roll.

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