Started on 6/26/11
Completed on 6/27/11
Wow. The writer of this letter talks of the loss of a stillborn baby. When you think about it, that puts any trials and tribulations in your own life into proper perspective does it not? The family took comfort in God's will being carried out and from the loving care of their church family. I don't know how anyone gets through bad times without the love and support of our Heavenly Father and a church family.
My 10 year old, precious daughter Trinity, slipped and fell getting out of the shower on Saturday afternoon. After hollering for us, her dad and I walked in to find blood everywhere and a weepy child saying she thought one of her teeth had been knocked out. She urgently wanted me to look and see.
I took a deep breath and offered a whispered prayer in record time that God would give me peace and the words to comfort her no matter what I found (and to help me not freak out) . From what I was seeing I thought she might be right. Thankfully, once I could check her out it didn't look like any teeth were missing.
We took her on in to urgent care and after a thorough exam and x-rays it was confirmed that nothing was broken. No teeth were loose and she didn't have a concussion. We felt the Lord's hedge of protection as this could have been so much worse. It certainly looked like a worst case scenario!
We were at my mom's house in Bastrop, TX, and although we had planned to head home on Saturday, an emotional Trinity (and emotional Mommy if I'm being honest) really wanted a good night's sleep in a non-moving resting place. So we stayed an extra night.
Fast forward three days ... we are home (from Texas to Colorado) and the swelling has gone down some although it is still very noticeable. Bruising is emerging a little at a time but her smile is beginning to be familiar again. She has looked like a completely different child. Her cousins came home with us and playing with Hannah has helped immeasurably. Cousin Jackson is keeping little brother Will busy and out from under foot. Heavenly Father blesses us in so many ways.
So today, I thank you, Father, for the lives of my children. For their smiles and for the constant instruction and rebuke they bring down on me, ha, I thank You. For what would the sunshine of life mean to us without the occasional moments of shadow? I know we can't even begin to imagine what you protect us from. Thank You! Simply, thank You.