Friday, April 25, 2008

"It's called opposition my friend, opposition..."


Opposition in all things?
"...A necessary condition in this world of ours."

I was recently approached to do a small wedding cake. A young mother with 2 small children is remarrying. She lost her husband to cancer a couple of years ago. The bride-to-be's mother told me she is seeing such happiness and joy in her daughter after seeing such extreme grief, sorrow and loneliness. Now this young mom is capable of feeling joy to that extreme as well. Feeling the depths of grief and sorrow made it possible to feel the opposite end with extreme joy.

After 110 days, 42 of those days on crutches, and 66 hours of tough physical therapy...
Brandon's back to working full duty as of today. We were thrilled last week when he could actually run on the treadmill for 6 minutes. Something I take for granted for myself.
It is time for him to feel productive again.
He will still do some therapy as he is not fully recovered. His ankle is still swollen and hurts occasionally. But he can perform all of his job functions.
The surgeon said he will continue to see some improvement over the next few months, but he may never be 100% again, but he may only notice if he does strenuous things, like hike a 14er, rapell, etc. Hah. Brandon told the surgeon that wouldn't stop him from trying it this summer.

To continue quoting a cult classic from the 70's...
"The world turns round like a ferris wheel, sometimes you're low and sometimes you're high. But even way down, you can never forget the thrill you feel when you're touching the sky."


WildBound said...

Amen, and Amen.

Kari said...

I know whose cake that is! I am so happy for her and she is lucky to have you make that cake.

Way to go Brandon~ there really is no stopping him (or you)

Desertbound said...

Yea! for everyone! That's the best news, Brandon :) I'm sure you'll be 100 % where and when it matters. You always are.

I wonder where that old record album ended up...Did you know Grandma Nelson gave that to me before she died? It took me many years to realize what she was saying with that gift.

Angie said...

I agree with Kari, so glad you are making her cake. She deserves it! You and Brandon are such good examples to all of us; perserverance, strength, finding the positives...the list goes on and on. It's a blessing to know you!

Danielle said...

Wow, she's getting married? (almost 100% sure who it is1) I'm so happy for her :) Have fun with that cake!