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.