Well, that is a little dramatic and really are any of my days "my" days? But you know what I'm saying...The following picture is obviously taken in a public bathroom. It is not even a full length shot. "My" plan was to get some work done in the afternoon, hang out with my boys and big brother and get some nice picture shots outside. Plan for the unexpected comes to mind.
|Are you tired of this green scarf yet??|
It's a beautiful afternoon. The little men are playing in the backyard and I am gathering a few items to take outside with me to join them. My afternoon cup of hot tea, computer to get some work done and a throw blanket, to ward off the windy chill, are awkwardly filling my arms.
"Hello boys! You having fun?"
"Yes!" They chorus together.
I have to walk back into the garage to get a chair cushion, but other than that the work load is small for the moment and I am ready to enjoy the afternoon.
Everything is in place. I sink into my chair, smile at the boys running amuck in the yard and lift my tea to my lips.
Skip-de-dee-do-dah. Here comes Evan trotting down the hill...hair bouncing and sweet smile in place. Then it happens. At full speed, he trips and smacks his little head into the edge of the deck. Immediately he cries out in pain and the tea, never touched, gets sloshed all over as I clumsily jump out of my chair.
There is blood. A lot of blood. Scooping him up I race inside to clean it up and take a look. It's a little gash but it's wide open. Stitches. Argh! The direction of the day just veered from patio chair to emergency room, germ-chair. Thankfully my brother was visiting that day and was able to keep the rest of the boys.
Off we went to have that wound attended to. I was tempted to ask a friend that was good at sewing...I know, not the same thing. Moving on.
I won't bore you with all the monotonous details of hanging at the ER, but please allow me to share a few pics.
|In gown and awaiting doctor|
|Long past bored...awaiting the doctor|
|We are done!|
I will close with this. The more I thought of this very minor event in our life, I couldn't help but think of my friends and loved ones who have experienced traumatic "unexpecteds" in their lives. They woke up thinking the day would be like any other day...I am so thankful for the gift of each day with my loved ones. Praying for those in need of comfort today.