I shared a few weeks ago that my daughter started – or actually relaunched – a blog. She’s had some good posts, but this one is pretty insightful.
My blog contains post primarily about church work (primarily student ministry and youth culture), about books I’ve read and my family. The past few years have contained many posts about basketball and Syd’s journey through high school, AAU and college.
As you will read in her post, injury has altered her intended course in the game of basketball. But what she has learned – and is learning – is pretty cool to read.
In her post, The Box That Made Me More Well Rounded – Limitation, she begins this way:
The other day, someone asked me about my basketball season that I underwent this past year. Specifically, their question was, “what was it like playing on one leg?” Well, if you don’t know me I have two legs, don’t worry. But, for those who do know me know that I have had 5 different knee surgeries/operations on my left knee. Some were simple ACL replacements and some were much more extensive, involving reconstructions of ligaments, bone resurfacings, and a screw removal… I have some sweet scars. The main problem with my knee is that I don’t have much of a medial meniscus or much healthy cartilage left, both of which function as types of cushions for your bones and joint in the knee. My knee hurts after most any moderate activity and swells at the sight of any basketball court for longer than 30 minutes. So when I decided that I wanted to continue to play I knew that I would be “limited.”