Broken Bones (and other hidden places)

My husband has just returned from the hospital with our youngest son…and a cast. Our three-year-old has a bone in his foot that seems to have endured a couple of fractures. We will know more after an appointment with a orthopedic surgeon. Our son will not have to have surgery, however a specialist needs to examine the breaks.

Poor little guy.

This started today when he tipped out of a chair and fell onto his foot. Seemingly fine he bounced back quickly. As the day progressed, so did his limp. He seemed to favor that foot more and more, and then I noticed some swelling. By the time his dad and I decided he needed to be seen, his doctor’s office had closed for the day.

ER it was. Good thing we followed our instincts.

I was thinking about these little, tiny bones in his foot. Small fractures, but they affect his every move. He attempted to run and it turned into a leaping skip with stumbling. With his cast, his gait is very awkward, but he is content with what he is calling his “boot.” It will take some effort on his part to walk steady, and hopefully in a matter of weeks he will be completely healed.  

The Lord has been working on fractures in my life too. It has been a time of introspection and healing. Looking into deep places rather than just limping along, not placing too much pressure on old breaks. I can see where some small fractures are, and I am ready to see them completely healed. 

Painful process. This healing…and so right. Just as my sons bones require a cast, to take the pressure off of his foot, Jesus takes the pressure off of me. He is my healer. He knows my needs. He can take the pressure off of one area so that the other can receive the healing needed. My prayer is that the healing comes quickly and correctly. 

I can seek healing in my own life from many different avenues. I can read books, journal like crazy, pray more, fast more, rest more, seek more from God, etc. I realize all of these things may be beneficial and effective in the healing process and God may encourage me to use these tools. With God as my counselor, confidante, companion and friend – He is truly all I need. The rest is good, but all a bonus!


Thank you Lord for seeing those places in my life that still need your touch again. I want to be my best for you. Healthy and whole for the sake of your Kingdom, Your Glory. You redeem me, and the stories of my life. You know the motives of my heart, the places that need more restoration and you love me through every moment! I am forever grateful!


About jaw123456

I am a forty-something year old woman with a thousand interests. I am married to an incredible man who holds my heart. Living wholesome lives and training our children to lead lives that are worthy of the calling that God has for them is our hearts desire. Some of my interests include faith, family, adoption, homeschooling, whole and wholesome foods, cooking, sewing and living simply.
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2 Responses to Broken Bones (and other hidden places)

  1. Christina Olive says:

    I think at times I have spiritually needed a full body cast. I thank God He did not leave me in that state.

    So good Jess. Thanks for sharing and I’ll be praying for your little guy.

    • jaw123456 says:

      Yes, sister friend! Me, too….Thank you for your constant encouragement, your love, your friendship…thank you for being so available to me and my family. I appreciate your prayers for my little guy…you know how much he loves his favorite Aunty!

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