Aaahh! Sweet relief. Freedom! I cannot begin to explain how rewarding today has been. I realized that in these 9 months I’ve been waiting on my ankle bones to heal, I could’ve had another child! Instead, it was 9 months of waiting to walk without casts, boots, crutches, and canes.
So today, to celebrate this new found freedom to be a mover & shaker, I walked with Sailor in the stroller into the French Quarter to my favorite coffee shop, Cafe Envie. In leather boots. With wind whipping through my hair. Oh yeah, and a horrendous limp. But that aside, my celebratory Irish Cream Coffee (yes, liquor drinks at a coffee shop…see why it’s my favorite?). That drink was delicious!
As I sat at the table while Sailor munched her cranberry muffin, I could only see the possibilities stretching endlessly before me. The proverbial monkey is finally off my back, and it is GLORIOUS! I cannot wait to try riding my bicycle this weekend, especially since we have a seat for Sailor attached to it. We are about to be the bike riding family powerhouse of New Orleans. Well, let’s be serious, we will at least be enjoying the city more together and that is priceless. I can’t wait to start running again either. I’ve missed running so much & the catharsis that accompanies it.
But for now, I’ve got a blister about 3 inches long in the arch of my foot thanks to that celebratory walk. And I can’t wait to take many more!