A Case of the Mondays

Today I had a case of the mondays. Last week while my mother was visiting I thought it would be a great idea to invite her to watch an inter-unit volleyball game that I was playing on the base. Instead of woo-ing her with my digging and spiking abilities I decided to give her a tour of the Pembroke hospital as I proceeded to crack my ankle at the second point of the game! Ugh.

Through the humbling experience of a disability, my eyes are opened to the requirement for friends. I do not find it easy to ask another to do the simple things for me. Perhaps there is a lesson I could learn here in balance? Fortunately I am surrounded by people who know me well and laugh off my stubbornness while simply lending the helping hand I need. In some ways it would be easy to get very discouraged with the timing of this accident, but events as such do tend to shed light on the amount of support true friends give when one really needs it. It feels good to be backed up – and as I move into the unknown I certainly feel a backbone of support that otherwise I may have the tendency to question. A tired but genuine smile.


  1. Mum says:

    Hi Ash, I love your posts! Life is such an ongoing force of movement and decision making! Some things just run away with us and other things we actually do have control over eh? It’s the things behind that need to be left there and used for a rudder to help steer into the future. God be your strength as you plan ahead. I’m so proud of you. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Jill says:

    Hey Ash!! Love reading your blog. I hope you’re doing okay; sorry to hear about your accident. Love you and hope to see you sometime very soon. Love and prayers go with you as you make your move and start your new posting. xoxo


  3. dustin crozier says:

    hey ash…sucky deal on your ankle….hope you have a speedy recovery…we appreciate you.


  4. Janet says:

    hi Ash can i lend you a realy big slipper for your right foot . It hurts pretty bad right know but before long the walking cast will come offand you will be sliding and danceing on your new floors , please save one of those dances for me all our love ed


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