It's been A DAY and sometimes it just helps to share it! (Maybe that will keep me from crying over here!!) We are so busy right now - trying to do way too much before Christmas. It was all going pretty smoothly until Joe called me this morning and said that because of the "Big Storm" coming in tonight - they were having to leave today - instead of tomorrow - to head out on a trip. Well - that took some juggling - kids to hockey practice, mom at work, etc. BUT - the worst is still to come. We had been practicing a Christmas program with some friends and Chloe came in crying -she had cut her eyelid (on something - I know, bad mom - I just don't have a clue what she did!). I tried to wipe the blood off and noticed her eyelashes were gone on part of her eye - and I do mean GONE - no trace - not just cut, but gone from the roots. She cried a lot of the way home from our friends and when we got home her eye was extremely swollen. Joe and I both thought she should be seen - of course, the clinic was closed - so we had to go to the emergency room - (at 5 when I needed to be at work and Joe was leaving any minute for his trip - and three boys needed to eat because their ride for hockey was coming a little before 6 - get my point?!?!?!). Chloe and I headed to the emergency room - the doctor said it looked ok - he does feel it was a branch on a tree that cut her lid and scratched up her face - and we are thinking that since it was evergreens she was near - that maybe the sticky branches just tugged enough on her lashes to pull them out. The silver lining??? The doctor said - less than 1 centimeter more - and it would have been her eye that was cut - right across the pupil. I am praising God for that!
Now - I have to get to work, I have kids going to hockey, and a little girl with missing eyelashes and a swollen eye. Someone tell me how we make it through these years and still maintain sanity?!?!?!