Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Our New Year
2012 is starting off as a whirlwind. On January 1, 2012 our church ward was split into fourths and we became part of a new ward in a new building, at a new time, with lots of new people. This also brought about a new church calling for my husband...ward clerk. This means lots of meetings and lots of work. This means he sits up on the stand at church and I am officially a Sunday widow. I think it will be a good calling for him and a blessing for our family, but it will be a challenge for a little while just getting use to everything. Then the next day, Madeline fell at her gymnastics class and hurt her hand. She had to return to her dad's house that night, so I took her there immediately following. Thursday, January 5, 2012, 10 months of a ridiculous custody battle ended. The girls' dad was trying to change their schools, as driving them to Nampa was an "inconvenience" to him. The day before the trial he settled and the girls remain where they have been established. I picked them up that night, based on the new custody schedule (1 week on with me, then 1 week with their dad). As Madeline walked out to the car I could see her hand was very swollen. Upon further looking it was also deeply bruised and very sore. The next morning we took her for an x-ray and they reported she broke her 3rd metacarpal (which is a bone in her hand of the middle finger). She was splinted that night by her pediatrician and has now been casted in a beautiful purple cast for the next 3 weeks by the orthopedic doctor. Can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings for our family.