August 13, 2012 by Abby and Alex Rodriguez
We knew they would come, but we weren’t expecting them so soon. A misadventure has occured in the Rodriguez household and this time it has nothing to do with the dog. This weekend, Alex severely broke his nose playing basketball.
A dude’s shoulder was the culprit and boy did it do work on my husband’s face. So we walked on over to the hospital, which is directly across the street, oddly convenient. I always wondered if we would have to do that one day. Didn’t spent but an hour total in the ER. They didn’t need an X-Ray because and I quote, “it’s obviously deformed.” So we were told to wait 6-8 week for it to heal and then they are going to set the bone back into place. My poor guy, this is his first break. He’s fine, but a little insecure with his appearance at the moment. He’s afraid he is going to look like Owen Wilson for the rest of his life. I assured him that that would not be the case. So, we survived our first emergency in our new home, thank goodness, the Lord was with us. Cookies were made and eaten before dinner to make things feel better around here. Cookies with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups inside always makes things better…temporarily and then they want to come right back up when we have Crossfit at 6am. Ick.
In other news, Alex and I, participated in our church’s youth lock-in this weekend (before said incident). We had a blast! I was in charge of the games along with my new friend, Monica. We successfully entertained 60 children from 9pm to 1am with games alone. Those kids are crazy! We really love our new church family. We had such a great time hanging out with other young couples and some of our college students that night.
Alex and I have never been in a place where we could feel like we could lay down some roots. We have always been in a transition phase our whole marriage. Kazakhstan certainly wasn’t long term and Huntsville was always home but still a transition point. So to be able to deeply invest in relationships here with our church families and our college students has been so freeing for me. Knowing that this is our forever home and I don’t have to guard myself knowing I will have to pick up and move at some point. Of course, we always hold our friendships with a loose grip, knowing that for college students they will soon leave the nest. For others, Las Cruces might not be home, but for now, we are loving our city and loving our new found relationships.