Recovery Process

Be the Boy has moved to Summer Blogging hours.  Details about this can be found hereHere’s another story in 100 words or less.

Recovery Process

The doctors could correct the problem but not remove the fear that I’d never keep up.

On a spring day after surgery, braces and physical therapy allowed me to put one foot in front of the other like almost anyone else could, I made my way to where the kids played soccer at recess for the biggest step in the healing process. I threw my jacket to the ground and ran towards the ball for the first time in the eight years of my life.

The belief I was broken was replaced with the feeling I could fly.

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6 responses to “Recovery Process

  1. Liat

    That was a great story, and while I know I am going to get groaned at for this, I picture you running to the soccer field with the braces flying off much like Forrest Gump does when he is being chased by the bullies.

  2. betheboy

    Liat – I hadn’t thought of that but to be fair my braces were plastic and had already been removed before I tried to play. It’s a hilarious image though.

  3. Reminded me of the first time I ran after I re-learned to walk. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate the ability.

  4. I heard “ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnn Foooooorrrrrrrreesst” as I read this too.

  5. Then again, I’m kind of a dick.

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