Ugh - as soon as I hit enter after that last post, I wanted to kick myself.
Obviously, the challenges involved with Paige having to be casted are Paige's challenges - not mine. Its Paige who's life is turned upsidedown, who is carrying that big heavy cast around with no ability to really understand why. She's the one missing her school friends and her daily routine. She's the one who will have to endure surgery and the related pain and further casting.
I gladly and humbly care for her in any way she needs. I fully understand the toll it takes on her is greater than the one it takes on me.
She does it all with a quiet, gentle dignity that never falters in her ability to love and be affectionate. The least I can do is return that grace.
I'll get over myself by morning, I'm sure.