I’ll make this post a little like a choose your own adventure book. I have some good news and some bad news I am going to share. If you would like the good news before the bad, jump to the “Good” section and read it. Then go back and read the “Bad” section and then finish with “End”. If you would like the bad news before the good, just read this blog straight through as your normally would. If you really want to make it really interesting, start with “End” and then read the other two sections in any order. The choices are yours and yours alone, who’s going first?
This past Friday I was going to play in the faculty vs. student basketball game at the school I work at. I was warming up with some guys, playing 2v2. The guy I was guarding went to make a pass and he hit my hand with some part of his body (I’m not really sure how the collision happened). Immediately pain shot through my hand and I looked down at it. My left pinky was not pointing in a normal direction. I immediately looked away. What happened next still baffles me. Before I could really comprehend what was going on, my right hand grabbed my pinky and pulled it back into place. I felt the knuckle pop back in. I have no idea why I decided to do this, but I am glad I did. It all happened so fast that I can’t even tell you how my finger looked when it was out of place. Part of me wondered if what had just happened really happened. Within a few minutes my pinky had swollen to about twice its normal size and was throbbing, so that let me know I had dislocated it and then popped it back into place. I called an orthopedic and he told me that it sounded like I had dislocated my finger but got it back in place. He said I should come by on Monday morning and get some x-rays to make sure there were no fractures. So after that I did what any guy would have done, I tapped up my finger, took some pain killers, and still played in the basketball game (yes I’m serious, I still played). On Monday I got my x-rays and everything looked good. I am still wearing a brace and working to get mobility back in my finger. It will be a process, but it could have been much worse.
Since sometime in August, I have been dating a girl name Angela. You may recognize her from season 3 of TVOneLife (she was in Songs to Numb Your Conscious, The Colonator, and some other segments). Angela and I have tried to take all the right steps to keep our relationship focused on Jesus. Erica gives some advice on how to do this, if you haven’t read her post about it you should go check it out. Angela and I met working at an after school program for the YMCA about two and a half years ago. On March 25 I proposed to her and she said yes! *insert “AWWWWWWW” here* We are set to get married this fall! It is pretty exciting to head into this new phase of my life. You can be on the lookout for TVOneLife: The Wedding Special in season 4 (no not really, we aren’t the royal family or the Kardashians haha).
So there you have it, the good and the bad. I would ask you questions about each, but I don’t want to spoil it if you started here. So I’ll leave you with this question: Which did you decide to read first?