Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

The End of The Tunnel March 10, 2014

Everyone was doing it today. Families I’d never seen before. All my neighbor dog buddies. Children of all ages. Entire classes from the school nearby. After what has arguably been one of the very worst winters in recent history, the thermometer broke 50 degrees today for the first time in months. I can honestly say I can’t remember when the weather was so beautiful. And the world around me went outside to enjoy it. All-the-while I watched from my perch in the windowsill.

If the circumstances were different, I would probably have let this fact get me down. I’ve been just as cooped up as they have, I thought, why can’t I get out for a walk today? Oh that’s right. Mom’s knee is injured. Again. Alas, my mission to bring joy to her was back in focus. Just in time for me to realize someone had already stolen the show.

Baby Carter was especially smiley this morning – an increasingly frequent occurrence I’m finding brings much joy to my forever family and therefore brings much joy to me. He smiled and smiled and giggled a little and smiled for whole hours at a time. It’s like he too sensed mom needed cheering up.

That is until she returned from the doctor with good news. It’s probably only a sprain, according to the doctor, which means everything should be back to normal within a few weeks. No scary surgery. No awful recovery time. And she was given the all clear to carry Carter again without worrying herself to death that her knee might buckle and she could drop him.

All of this is not without its drawbacks, as she will need to rest for the next couple of weeks and shouldn’t try to get up from a chair or rocker while holding Carter. She still shouldn’t be kneeling to give Cater his bath. And, just in time for the weather to finally warm up, she shouldn’t be taking any long walks for a while.

I know everyone else was doing it today. Everyone but me. But that’s okay because it could be a lot worse. And I’ve made it this far through this terrible winter. What’s another couple of weeks? I’m just happy joy has been restored around here. From the ground up, that’s what really matters in my book anyway.

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14 Responses to “The End of The Tunnel”

  1. kiwiskan Says:

    those smiles are enough to melt any ice. Hope you get out again soon Wiley

  2. Sandy Says:

    Oh my, there are two charmers in this slideshow!! Hooray for the good news on your Mom’s knee! You and Carter are doing a great job of keeping Mom’s spirits up – and the nicer weather just adds to the happiness. Maybe your Dad will take you out so you can do some zoomies?? Just continue the joy – everything is going to be alright : )

  3. angloswiss Says:

    I am so glad to hear that it is not so bad with your forever mum. speaking as someone that is very accident prone, fallen and broke my left arm at two different times and have problems with balance, things can happen so quickly. Am keeping fingers crossed over the pond that she will soon be active again.

  4. utesmile Says:

    Wiles, what lovely pictures of Carter and yourself, 2 great Schmidt family members! I am glad to hear that your mum’s knee will get better and do make sure she gets enough rest with it. I a couple of weeks time the weather will be evne better an dyou can enjoy Spring eventually and run a round! Keep the joy going and cheer your mum up together with Carter, you are doing a fab job! Many hugs to all of you! {smiles}

  5. Lyn Says:

    So pleased to hear the good news about your Mom’s knee, Wiles, that’s a real answer to prayer 🙂

  6. Yay for the good news! Maybe your dad can get off his butt and take you for a walk while your mom lazes around giggling with Carter. Just sayin’…

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  7. I’m so glad your mom will need no surgery or another scary thingy. I bet with Carters smile she feels much better soon :o)

  8. huntmode Says:

    With a bit of luck and the advice your Mom cannot be very active on that knee, her leave will be extended to stay home a week, maybe. I think that would be best, don’t you, Wyles? Love you, dawg! HuntMode

  9. Quan Says:

    Glad to hear that your knee is not ‘serious’… happy mending!

  10. Basil Says:

    Great news, very pleased to hear it!!


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