~Another 10 Years Off...~
|Children are one of life's greatest blessings, and also a sure ticket to an early grave!|
My children are getting older - 18,16,13 and 11, a son and three daughters - we've had our share of "parental panic" moments - (i.e., 3 year old son tripping over sister and splitting forehead open - 3 1/2 year old daughter belting herself into Dad's truck, somehow kicking the shift into neutral rolling truck down the driveway (after Mom tells Dad not to trust 3 1/2 yr old daughter by turning his back on her for even a nano second- husband is, by the grace of God, still in one piece as is the lovely child who, by the way, is the topic of today's "pp" moment..... more on that soon) - another child, out cold in a soccer goal after her head meets an opposing player's knee (they didn't score) - 2 1/2 yr old sitting on steps mere inches away from me, inserts her head inbetween bars of wrought iron railing--- need I say MORE????! - a lovely Police officer and the ENTIRE volunteer fire department showed up along with an ambulance and the rescue truck! The lovely Police Officer just wanted to spread apart the bars and get her little head out, but ... alas, it must have been an incredibly boring day for the rest of the town, as they proceeded to saw the railing apart while blocking off my entire road with their vehicles Although grateful for their response, the curiosity factor it produced was incredible....... you get the idea. There are less of the "pp" moments now, unless I stop to REALLY think about what my oldest "could" be doing while away at college, but for sanity's sake, I won't travel THAT road right now.
Fast forward to today... my beautiful 13 yr old daughter came home not feeling well from school yesterday and stayed home today. My DH stayed home with her today so that I could go in to work. I received a phone call from the normally calm, now COMPLETELY distressed DH. Apparently, my lovely daughter walked out of the bathroom after taking a shower and dressing, and called out.... "Daddy!!!!! I can't see!!!!!!!!! and promptly passed out! The poor man caught her before she hit the ceramic tile floor (he is truly hero of the day) and while he was calling 911, she came to. The ambulance was cancelled and Dr. "Mom" was called - what a heartwrenching call.
Suffice it to say, I rushed home, rushed her to the Doctor - all is well - she is fine now. She is actually MUCH better than her poor Daddy, who might very well hesitate to stay home with an ill child again. This "pp" moment is good for "another 10 years" off of these parent's lives. Although if 10 years were removed for every "pp" moment we've had so far, I don't believe I would be here writing this. Although, we love our children and tell them so every chance we get, it is moment's like these that make us realize, all over again, just how DEEPLY THEY ARE LOVED and how horrible it is to see them ill. They truly are a BLESSING!
Knitting? What knitting? I WILL knit the matching Red Sox Sock earring this weekend even though our beloved team lost. I must say the White Sox played a phenomenal game this evening and I hope they are able to break their "curse" and have a celebratory year like we did last year!
I did stumble upon a bargain the other day - Lots of Bernat and Lily Cotton, to make up a bunch of these for the holidays. I promise to get a shot of the trekking soon. It's been a long day, I think I'll go and sit with the DD for a bit before she drifts off to sleep. An extra hug and kiss all around!