I have avoided buying into using the term ‘backstory’ as it seems redundant to me. On the other hand, I suppose it is a useful word if only because it helps contextuaize everything in terms of story. We all (and each) live in story and, perhaps, if we learn to pay attention, in the Story.
So here is the back story for tomorrow’s amazing story about how small our world is.
Our darling Eliza has bee diagnosed with pediatric hip dysplasia. She was, apparently, born with her left hip dislocated. She walks with an obvious limp and her left leg is visibly shorter than her right. As far as we can tell, she experiences no pain from this, and as anyone who knows her will vouch, she has little trouble getting around.
We learned of this diagnosis 3 weeks ago. The next several days were surreal for Rachel and I as we fell into and it of some pretty deep sadness for the surgery and follow up our little darling is going to have to go through.
Children are incredibly resilient, though, and we have received quite a bit of assurance that she will adapt and move on. By the time she is 2, she will likely not know anything about this, save the scar.
We welcome your prayers and insights as we help each other and pilot our little one through these next few months.