|From the time that we can stand
We want to walk, run and jump
Each little step is a step of faith because
we can slip
we can fall
|We seldom, if ever, think about
Whether our ankle is strong enough to hold us
when engaging in sports activities
when running to catch a train
when crossing the finish line
|My psychology lecturer labelled me as a ‘Russian’
Because I was always ‘rushing’
I was certainly on the ‘fast-lane’I think fast
I talk fast
I move fast
I walk fast
|All these came to a stop
When I had a fall and fractured my ankle.
I went from being a ‘hare’ to a ‘tortoise’.
It was a time to slow down.
It was a time to reminisce the beautiful places I have visited.
|I praise God that I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
I am amazed at the wonder of the human body
It functions like clockwork, with every part fulfilling its purpose.
I have since come to really appreciate the work my ankle does
It helps me move freely
It pumps blood and fluid upwards
It prevents my foot from swelling
|I can’t wait to get my ankle in top form again.
In the meantime, the ‘Crutch Twins’ will help me move around
While Mr Ankle Guard will keep my ankle intact
I will slow down and enjoy the miracle of life that each day brings.
|By Celine Teh|
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