Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Little Update

The half cast removed
An update on our grandson Zachary is in order. He is healing nicely and the half cast was replaced with a full cast on Monday. He is still not allowed to bear weight on the leg for three weeks. 

His mother had business in town so she and Zachary stopped in and visited with the Hubs, in fact he kept Zachary for a bit while his mom did some errands. Alas... I was at work. 

Gam'Pa and Zachary played as well as one can with a broken leg, put a 100 piece puzzle together and then just set together and snuggled down enjoying each other's presence. Much like we (read I) should with God... 

Even though pre-school is postponed for awhile, Zachary has continued to learn. The Pastor’s wife at the church they attend has been taking him and his two older brothers and teaching them on Wednesday evening. She has been teaching them the books of the New Testament. Zachary can rattle them off up to Colossians. In fact, according to his mom, he has surpassed his older brothers and he just rattles them off in short order. 
Where some of the stitches were and the drain tube

I had been trying to teach him the Pledge of Allegiance and would say a phrase and then he would repeat it. When we had finished, he asked, “Ga’Ma? Do want to be invisible?” I laughed and laughed about that.

Our granddaughter Abby spent part of last Saturday in the emergency room getting stitches in her forehead after falling on the stairs. She is doing well and knowing Abby, this is merely part and parcel contributing to her badge of courage!
Stitches on the outside of his leg
The New Cast

Matthew 18 New American Standard Bible 
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Now for the pictures Gam'Pa took yesterday:

Working on the Puzzle

Looking at the Puzzle Box

Waiting for us to sign his cast first! Awww!

Showing off the cast

Thank you for all the prayers!



  1. Oh, thank you for posting this! I've been thinking about him and all of you. Zachary really seems like a trooper! I love how resilient most kids are, and how they just seem to roll with the punches and take on whatever life throws at them. I should take a lesson.

    And, don't you just love the way their little minds work? I laughed too at the 'invisible' comment! I used to write down all the cute/funny things my kids and grandkids (and the kindergarten classes I used to help with) said, but, I have no idea where those papers/notebooks are now!

    'Loved reading about the kids learning, and about the bonding time Zachary spent with his Granddad!

    May God continue to heal and Bless you all!
    Love and Prayers,

    1. Thanks Eileen! I love the spontaneous things that just pop out of kid's mouths! One Sunday in church our Pastor came in behind us and was quoting a passage of scripture (through the PA system) and Zachary looked up at the ceiling and very loudly announced, "Is that God?" and then the giggles began...

  2. He really seems to be taking it all in "stride" - no pun intended :) What a great time to memorize some important/foundational information!

    1. I absolutely love how little "kids" can learn and memorize. Their minds are little sponges and we need to ensure we are filling them with quality and important things!

  3. What a courageous little fellow. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Zachary.

    1. Thank you Rose! I love this medium of using cyberspace, especially when it comes to prayer and realizing that for this one little boy, they are being uttered from the other side of the world! Hugz to you!


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