When Life Hands You Lemons...
Hey y'all!! It has been a while since I have caught up on my blogging here on the website. Things this spring have been super busy and a wee bit crazy. After Christmas life just seemed to go by in warp speed. Before I knew it, Spring had come and gone, and I was looking at May!!
In May we had a fun-filled month full of family and friends. We had 4 graduations to attend and 4 individuals to celebrate huge accomplishments. I won’t go into those details now because they each deserve to have their own blog dedicated to their achievements.
Anyhow, one of those graduates was our dear daughter Cia. Cia is now officially a Kindergarten graduate and is ready for 1st grade!!! It did a number on this mama's heart for sure.
May also brought the year's first wedding celebration!! I had been looking forward to documenting Kacy and Michael's wedding day for over a year. I can’t wait to blog about their wedding, but, unfortunately, that will have to wait a little while...
After capturing their precious ceremony and snapping all the family and group shots, I had dismissed the family and wedding party to the reception. It was time for the Bride and Groom to have some time for me to capture them as husband and wife for the first time.
We were having the best time! As the sun was starting to set over the lake, we stopped to grab one more photo as we walked up the hill toward the house. After placing them and telling them to snuggle, up I snapped a few images. I stopped to double check the image to ensure it was spot on, and it absolutely was! My heart did a little dance as I was so happy with the outcome. I wanted to show them immediately!! My plan was to show them the image and move on to our next spot. As I was walking towards them, I must have slipped on a round stick or one of those sweet gum balls (the round things with spikes that fall off sweet gum trees). I fell and instantly knew I had broken my leg or ankle. I was devastated! Kacy and Michael were such amazing people and helped keep me calm and alert. They immediately dialed 911 and helped me get in touch with my husband and family. Even though I told them to go on to the reception and enjoy their night, they refused! They both stayed right with me while we waited on the ambulance to arrive. Kacy and I kept apologizing to each other back and forth. They truly are the best clients and couple! Their families were absolutely 100% wonderful to me throughout the whole day.
So, to make a long story short, I ended up with a dislocated ankle and a broken Tib/ Fib. Meaning I broke my Tibia (small fracture at ankle bone) and Fibula. The Fibula is where the larger break occurred which required surgery to fix using a plate and 8 screws.
I have to thank my husband, family, friends, and the best clients anyone could ask for as everyone has been so understanding, helpful and accommodating. My recovery will take some time, but I plan to do what I can as soon as I can. I have been blessed with friends who happen to be photogs as well, and they have been so gracious in offering a lending hand to help with those sessions I had already booked that can’t be rescheduled. The plan is to be non weight-bearing for 8 weeks. Then, hopefully, I will start physical therapy and be able to walk in a walking boot.
I wanted to share my situation and story with all of you for a few different reasons...
1) I am blessed beyond measure, and I feel it is important to give God the glory in every season of life.
2) You all are more than business clients, you are family and friends to me, and I wanted to be as transparent with you as I can.
3) My story is not my own. I am here first and foremost as a daughter of the King. God has shown himself time and again throughout this difficult time.
I am not the type of person who enjoys asking for help. I am very much the independent type, and this break has taught me so much already about who I am and who I need to be. I am learning to find the bright spots and focus on those positive things instead of the negatives. Again, I couldn’t do this alone - God has placed some pretty amazing people in my life who have already helped shape this experience so much more bearable.
If you made it this far , THANK YOU!!! Thank you for being here and walking this journey with me!! You guys really are amazing !!! I wouldn’t be able to get through this with out your friendships and support!
On a brighter note, I have a lot of time to catch up on my blogs and share some amazing people with you all!! I know this year has a lot more surprises for Lindsay Hodges Photography!!!
When life gives you lemons??? Make Lemonade!!! :)