Friday, February 3, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Last night I thought it would just be an ordinary night working at the public library, but it turned out to be anything but ordinary!

First was the picture message that I got from my sister. The picture was of my niece's x-ray, showing her broken collar bone! Poor thing! She fell off a kitchen bench and landed wrong. Can you imagine having a broken collar bone at 2 years old? My little niece is in a brace/sling thingy now and can't move her left arm very much. How miserable!

My sister had to go shopping last night to buy shirts and pajamas that button up, because they are the only kind that they can really get on and off their little girl without hurting her.

Next I got a text message from one of my dear friends, telling me that she was at the ER because their son had a seizure. He is the same age as my younger son, and I couldn't believe that he went to the hospital last night in an ambulance! I can only imagine how scary the situation must be for my friend and her family.

They were hoping that the seizures happened because he got a high fever, but he had more seizures this morning. So now they are going to have to run some tests and see if they can figure out what is going on. My heart breaks for this little boy and I sure hope everything turns out o.k.

I also found out that another dear friend had her father admitted to the ER last night as well. He recently had knee replacement surgery and is having complications from that.

Holy cow! Aside from all that, I have several friends who are facing other challenges in their lives right now. When I think about it all, it is a bit overwhelming.

I have to admit that for the past two days I have been a bit grouchy and short-tempered. When the kids misbehaved, I found myself being less patient with them and not treating them as kindly as I should. After the events of the last 24 hours, I have taken a step back and realized how blessed I really am. It really put my life in perspective.

My children are healthy and happy. I have a wonderful husband who loves me and my children. We have a roof over our heads and sufficient income to meet our needs. We have families that love and support us. We truly are blessed!

Right now I wish I could do more to help my friends and family. We are praying for them and offering our assistance, while counting our many blessings.

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  1. You are blessed! You're children have grown so much. Remember prayers are always welcome, needed and sometimes the best help we can give.

  2. ugh what a night for you, and for the er! hope all heal quickly and your family stays healthy too

  3. So sorry to hear that! Hopefully she feels better soon. This reminded me of daughter. When she was being born she turned at the last minute and came out funny. She broke her collar bone against my pelvis :/ Poor little thing was wrapped in a sling for weeks.

  4. Oh, definitely a hard work for your friends and family. Your children are beautiful!

  5. Poor little girl. Praying for her fast recovery..

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  6. that is a lot of heading to the er for your friends and family. wishing them all the best. those things have a way of putting life into perspective.

  7. It sounds like a rough ride at the moment for lot of people in your life... you will be there for them, as they would be for you in times of need.
    Chin up girl and give those cute babies of your a cuddle! ;-)
    Jennie. x