Monday, July 30, 2012

Save the last dance for me

Story Time - It was during the last dance of our wedding reception that the accident happened. The groom, doing the splits one more time went down, but didn’t get up. The remaining guests left as we iced his throbbing knee.

A sore knee did not stop us from leaving for our honeymoon at a Chicago resort. But we barely checked in when the pain became unbearable and we headed for the nearest emergency room. Trying to make the best of a bad situation I continued to take pictures of doctors and technicians as he was examined and x-rayed. Eventually we left with crutches, a knee immobilizer and a diagnosis of torn knee ligaments.

The resort was kind enough to provide a wheelchair and tactful enough not to snicker at us as we pushed past with his leg sticking straight out. After all we were” the honeymooning couple in room 1092” who weren’t doing too much honeymooning. I continued with my picture taking, him in his wheelchair with a snarl on his face, a picture of the ceiling above the bed which is what he viewed most often.

The real challenge came when it was time to drive home. He couldn’t drive and I didn’t know how to drive a stick. The best time to learn is NOT when the person who is teaching you is in a leg brace. So we jerked and stalled and tried to laugh and not cry.

The final kicker came as I got home and went to take the film out of our camera only to find I hadn’t put any film in to begin with. Our pain filled honeymoon would remain a fond memory. But then we are still married aren’t we?

1 comment:

  1. you so brighten my day! And it was a pretty crappy one today! So I thank you that in the mix of all that you are going through that you can give me a good laugh. Love you, praying for you. And just wanted to say....I heard Steven excepted Christ as his savior. Awesome that's all I can say.