Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two Straight Legs

John and I are off on a new adventure today... we are traveling to Philly.
Tomorrow John has surgery. When he comes out, for the first time in his life, his right leg will be positioned correctly. Two straight legs.
We take straight legs for granted.
John doesn't.
He's had to live all his life with a turned leg, no hip sockets and unbending knees and feet.
It makes walking hard.
Tomorrow he will wake up to see both his feet pointing in the same direction.
He's excited and scared.
We are happy for him.
It will make walking a lot less awkward for him. It won't mean he will be entering in any marathons - walking will always be a struggle for him. But every single bit counts and having your feet heading in the same direction is a BIG deal!
So pray for John. Please.
Please feel free to leave comments, prayers, jokes and verses for John. I will make sure he sees them all!



  1. Best of luck to you, John! We will pray for a successful surgery, the desired outcome, and an easy transition to using your better aligned legs!!!! Hugs for a speedy recovery.

    Love, the Hutchins Family

  2. From another family who doesn't take straight legs for granted... and who knows all about the "divide and conquer" Philly trips.... Best of luck to you all! You'll do great, John!

  3. God Bless the surgeon and guide his hands - will be thinking about you all, especially John and praying for an amazing outcome

  4. Hi, John!

    What an exciting time - kind of scary, but exciting, too. I hope you have an easy time at the hospital and that you'll recover very quickly and get great results. Hang in there!

    Your RR Reunion friend,

    Miss Susan in Kentucky, where I hope to see your family in July

    p.s. If I think of some good jokes, I'll send them later. :-)

  5. My family will be praying for your recovery from surgery, John!

    We have a joke for you: What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? SUPPLIES!!

    We also have some bible verses to share: Psalm 40:3-5 "...He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered."

    Thinking of you!

  6. Hey, John man! Praying for the ouchies and grouchies that can come with surgery, but so thankful that the doctors can give you this gift. Hug your hospital Mama who is by your side.
    Here is a joke for you: What is a pirate's favorite class in school?
    "AAARRR-T class!" Really enjoyed having you as a guest artist in our class and still look often at your beautifully-designed thank you note. God designed you beautifully too, and HE has great plans for you. Every time you look at the new direction of your "feets", remember that HE loves for them to point to Him and walk in His steps. So excited for you and sending a hug. Love , Mrs. Adrienne

  7. Wow.......what a great young man you are. God is watching over you as dozens and dozens of people pray for you during this operation.

    We will be watching your progress and continue to pray for you.


  8. Thinking about you and your mom today, John - hope your recovery will be quick and easy and you'll be out and about before you know it.

    Be sure to ask the nurses to bring you whatever you'd like to eat and drink once you're back in your room and feeling better - ice cream, lemonade, chocolate pudding, whatever you'd like. That's one of the perks of being in the hospital! ;-)

    Best wishes,
    Miss Susan in Kentucky

  9. Best of luck John! I wish you a speedy recovery!


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