Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Our Day

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?!?!?!

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh no Becky, I am so sorry! Poor lamby! I am so thankful that her eyesight is ok though. Hang in there. Give Chloe a big hug and kiss from us.

Jen said...

Sounds like our day, minus the ER but plus a 6th grade speech, complete with visual aid, on the name of God, "Morning Star" and a ninth grade English project on the Greek gods. Oh, and a fourth grade book report on a historical novel. Will the fun never end??

Hope Joe has a good trip and that you survive while he is gone! Glad to hear that Chloe is okay.

Mr.Brian said...

Becky,
What a totaly rotten day you had. We just praise God that Chloe will be OK.
The good thing is it sounds like you and I will get the snow we have been wanting. What is Christmas without SNOW wonderful wonderful SNOW!!!! Let it snow!!!

Beckyb said...

I'm with you Brian - LOTS of snow and ICE - bring it on!! Just in time for Christmas - I love treacherous weather - :)

Steffie B. said...

You get through it praying! Remember that I have a 26, 24, 21, 12, 2, and 8 month old! I ams o thankful Chloe is ok!

Verna said...

Whew! That was a close one but as Steph said, you make it through, somehow. Then if you are really crazy, you start over ;)

Beckyb said...

Verna - that's why we're "starting over" now - don't think I could do it all again in 10 years!!!

nikki said...

Sorry you had such a crappy day, sweetie. It is so hard on us moms when anything bad happens to our babies. Praise God Chloe is OK. (and by the way, no one could EVER think you are a bad mom).
Sending you love!!!!!

Sarah said...

Oh no, poor Becky, hugs to you and to Chloe.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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