Big Wheels

As I walked back into the store for the second time and a tear of exhaustion and emotional surrender rolled down my cheek, I just thought to myself

“Thank God I have him… He knows she needs big wheels”


Dear Reader-

These past few days have been a blur as you might imagine…

I am not sure how I would have made it through it all without Puddie.

He has been there for me and Add in a way that he always has and always will.

He has always been an amazing father and husband.

But these last few days have proven to show my little family that our little team can be counted on.

Quietly he helped me do whatever was the mission at the time…

All while keeping Miss Add distracted and entertained… constantly “tying imaginary balloons to his shoes” much to her glee.

But it was the moment where I could hardly keep two thoughts straight after a night of no sleep and constant whimpers and yelps of pain from my sweet girl that I realized how lucky I was…

We had been searching for such a novel item if you listened to the rest of the world…

The doctor guessed he could write us a prescription for a wheelchair but we would have to ask around to find out where we could even get one, let alone one small enough for her…

The store we were eventually recommended to had just laughed at me when I asked if they could fill the prescription…

That is where I spotted what I thought could be a solution to all the searching and get my tired family home…

“Pud- She laughed at me… said she didn’t fill prescriptions for chairs… said we’d have to go over to another place. But I think I saw a chair in there we could buy.”

“Does it have big wheels”


“We need something she can learn to navigate herself so she can have some independence. We need big wheels.”

As I walked back into the store for the second time and a tear of exhaustion and emotional surrender rolled down my cheek, I just thought to myself

“Thank God I have him… He knows she needs big wheels”

About Cris
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.

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  • Oh hugs to you!!! You have yourself a keeper. I hope everyone is able to get some rest soon- that kind of exhaustion, with a child in pain is the absolute worst! 

  • Lana Wallpe

    HUGS!  It’s so hard when your little one is in pain, and not everyone is as determined as you are to fix it.  God is good to give us the right men in our lives to help us through these moments.  And you know he will personally deal with the next misguided person who laughs at you.  Here is to a better day tomorrow!

  • Christy Denault

    Oh, I’m so sorry! Sam broke his leg at 2, and it was so hard. Thank heavens you have such a great partner to help you get through. Hang in there!


    P.S.: LOVE the hot pink cast! 🙂

  • You know you have a solid message when you have a man who will hold you up when times are rough.  My husband and I have been married going on 27 years and we have had many ups and downs.  God has thrown hurdles at us that many may not have overcome but we stuck it out.  The biggest challenge was our son who is now 23 being diagnosed with Autism.  After loosing our first baby (miscarriage) I didn’t know if I could cope but my husband carried the ball and told me we would make it as long as we relied on each other and our faith.  They should put this into wedding vows and maybe so many wouldn’t fall apart.  Good luck to miss Addie and hope her leg mends real fast.  She’s a real keeper.

  • I wish I could give your whole family a big hug right now, or at least bring you something yummy to fill up your tummys! 🙂  I’m praying for the strength you guys need to get through this.  I LOVE the pink cast and her wonderful smile!

  • Kerin Darbro

    Oh Cris..
    I’m sending out hugs and prayers for your little family.
    Miss Add is one tough cookie, and your hubby is a gem.

    Hang in there.

  • Kevin & Misti Oblander

    Big hugs to you guys & Miss Addie!!!!  Praying that her breaks heal the way they are supposed to heal & that surgery won’t be necessary!!!! 

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