The job search hasn't really been going well; there aren't many places hiring around here, sadly. I do have an interview tomorrow at a photography studio where I would edit photos and video, so please pray that it goes well! Also pray for Kolin's job search; he definitely has a job at a bakery in South Bend, but that's 30 minutes away, so he's hoping to find something in town instead. Pray, pray, pray!
Let me rewind a bit and tell you about the last two weekends in July. On the 18th, Kol's cousin Jenny got married at her parents' house in Michigan. We got a hotel for the weekend. Kolin's sister, Carrie, also got a hotel room for her husband, her four kids, and herself, but when she got there, it only had a king bed. So, Kol and I took a few of her kids off of her hands, because they gave us a suite with two beds. We spent Friday night having fun in the hotel pool with all the kids. The wedding was beautiful, but we weren't able to stay at the reception long, because the excess of sitting made my knee and ankle stiff. It's no fun feeling like an old lady when you're only 22!
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Sorric!
Then the next weekend (the 25th) was Mom's side of the family's reunion in Kentucky. These were relatives that I used to see a lot as a child but hadn't seen in years, so it was a lot of fun catching up with everyone, especially our cousin Pam:
(here she is celebrating a cornhole victory).
After the reunion, Pam came back to our (me, Kolin, Mom, Mike, and Rhiannon) hotel room and reminisced for hours; she had us all laughing so hard the entire time!
Now, fastforward to the present. I no longer have to go to therapy; I have a regimen that I do at home twice daily. My shoulder is pretty much back to normal; it gets sore every now and then but otherwise is great. My wrist hasn't changed much since my last post. My therapist said that by the end of August, I should be where I'm going to be for the rest of my life with it, but the doctor also says it will take up to a full year for it to heal. Hopefully if I do my exercises like I'm supposed to, it will get a lot better. If I don't see any improvement in 3 1/2 weeks, I'll get a special splint to help my hand go palm-up.
As far as the legs, I've gotten all of my range of motion back and now I need to focus on strengthening. Because our room is in the basement here, I've been getting a lot of practice with the stairs. Yesterday, I started walking down the stairs normally (instead of one step at a time), which was so exciting for me! It's not easy, but the fact that I can do it really makes me happy.
If you made it all the way to the end of this long post, I commend you. Sorry for being a slacker. I'll try my best to post once a week from now on. I love you all! Keep praying!