Sunday, February 19, 2012

Home from the ER...

...this trip was with Madelyn.

We had lunch today at Chris's parents house. The sun is shining and my children and their cousins were out playing. Madelyn came inside, crying after hitting the back of her head pretty hard off of an iron clothesline pole. She was holding the spot she hit it and I held her...when I pulled back a bit, I saw blood all over her hand and head. I tried to keep her from seeing it (as children seem to panic more when there is blood) but she saw it out of the corner of her eye. She cried harder and I checked out the wound. It was about 2 inches long and seemed pretty deep and was bleeding a we suited up and took her into the emergency room.
After all was said and done, she had a CAT scan (although everything looked okay, thankfully) and has been sutured up with 4 staples in her head. They come out in 7-9 days. She has some discomfort, but is not in major pain, thankfully.

My sweet babies have been through so much lately....between Xavier scratching his cornea a few weeks ago, pink-eye invading our house...then Jaxson's eye surgery and now Madelyn and her staples....this mama is about ready to put all her children in helmets, goggles and padded suits! They are all being so strong...meanwhile, here I am, wanting to break down and have a nice, long cry. It solves nothing, really, but I am so weary. I'm not trying to make *myself* the victim in any way....just wearing my heart on my sleeve.

I think maybe tomorrow we will *take a day off from schooling*. We need a bit of a break...I have the movie Miss Potter here, sent from Netflix. Tomorrow seems like a good day to watch it and have a more relaxed sort-of day.

I know I have been asking for prayer, a lot, lately...but I truly do appreciate them. My strength lies in Christ alone...for I seem to have none of my own anymore (and perhaps, that is a good thing). I feel that these difficult times draw me, and my whole family, closer to Him. He provides true comfort and rest. He has been so good to us...strengthening our faith but still protecting our treasured ones from permanent injury.

We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken. 
~Amy Carmichael

The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger. 
~Elisabeth Elliot

Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied,


  1. Oh, Katy a god cry will release the tension and emotions you have been holding in. God gave us the ability to cry as a release for what words cannot do. Go ahead and lean on His shoulders and have that good cry!

  2. Oh, Katy! I know how you feel. I remember a time when we were at the ER several times in a short span of weeks. We have been praying for your family.

  3. Hoping you gain heling for your children, rest for your strength, and peace from God alone. Rest, the movie is good one! Enjoy!

  4. I am praying for you and your family! It is probably a great time to take a break from everything and just relax. This too shall pass and it will only make you stronger if you let it. Thankful that these injuries were not life threatening!

  5. Get out the helmuts, goggles, padded suits.....whatever you need!
    Seriously though, I think a wonderful day of taking off from schooling and watching a movie will do is hoping for a safe, injury free day for you all tomorrow!
    Take care

  6. Accidents, etc...always seem to come in clusters at our house as well. Take care and try to relax! Things will get better!

  7. I agree with Michelle... things always seemed to happen in twos or threes around our home too -- a bit of piling on... but as they say; what doesn't kill ya makes you stronger. (: I'm glad the injuries aren't worse. Hang in there Katy. Parenthood is as scary as it is rewarding; but you already knew that! (;



  8. So sorry to hear that you've had so many hard things lately. Praying for you!!

    I tagged you for a meme over at my blog--come check out the details so you can play along. :)

  9. we are praying for you guys... yikes!

  10. Katy what an amazing mom you are through all of this. I probably would have pulled my hair out by now. I hope you and the children enjoy your day off tomorrow you sure deserve it!


  11. Catching up on reading & finding your family has really been going through tough times with all the events. Prayer lifted for the children healing quickly. As mothers we hurt for our children. Not easy to be the strong one. I find the shower is a good place for a cry. As you said it won't change things but you should fill better after a good cry. Taking a break watching a movie &'just spending time with your littles sounds like a perfect idea. Never think you have asked for prayer to often. When we stand together & agree in prayer our God moves. Blessings & hugs.

  12. Thoughts and Prayers, Never feel as you ask too much, coming
    together as Sisters In The Lord praying for each others needs
    and their family's.. Enjoy your day taking a break...
    Our prayers are with you... for healing, confort, and peace

  13. Katy~ I have to admit that when I first read this I kind of smiled, not that I was happy that someone was hurt but in thinking ahead (not now) that someday you will be telling your grandchildren all these stories and they will think that it must have been so funny for all of this to happen. I know when you go through lots of situations they don't seem funny at all but give it a few years and you will remember these times as those great adventures in life with small children. PLease note that I am not saying that this is in anyway funny, so please don't get mad at me for saying this just telling you how I see it, but also know that you are all in my prayers. Blessings,Joann

  14. I am praying for you <3 God loves you and your precious little ones and I know He will continue to watch over you all.

  15. My prayers are with you and your family. I agree a day off from school and watching a relaxing movie would be good for all. God bless.

  16. Katy when my second son, long ago grown and with children of his own, went to kgarden he got hurt so much that my mother sent him a football helmet in the mail as a present to wear to school. I shall continue to keep you all in my prayers but this too shall pass.

  17. Oh, Katy. Keeping you in my prayers. I remember those years all too well. My last two boys are being much easier on me for some reason, but I recall multiple trips to the emerg with the same kid on one weekend, or bringing 2 in at once. The years do pass and your heart strength will be needed in other areas. You are a great mom and from reading your blog, I can see you rely on the one source of protection that supercedes all helmets and padding. Enjoy your day off.

  18. Katy you have had so much to take care of lately. Maybe now things will we easier for you and your family. I have been reading your blog for some time but I don't think I have ever commented. I enjoy reading your blog. You truly are a child of God. Keep bringing your children up in the Lord; you will never be sorry. Take care

  19. Well, the old saying "When it rains, it pours" can be so true! Hopefully this will be the end of your trials. I bet you are a much stronger person now! love,andrea

  20. Oh Katy.....I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Go ahead and have a good cry. It will help relieve all that built up tension and then give each kiddo and hubby a nice long hug. That will put a smile back on your faces.

    Nicki in WV

  21. Oh my! Seems like it always comes in 3's. Your family has really been through the ringer lately. Sending prayers Madelyn's way for a speedy recovery. Continued prayers.


  22. Oh my goodness! Praying for all of you! Keep praising Him! Hugs!

  23. Small kisses for Madelyn ..... and prayers

    bisous xxx de France

  24. Bless your heart:) We are still Praying, and will continue to Pray for your Family:) We just had back to back emergency room visits with our boys and then I had a Grand Mal Seizure for no apparent reason:) We have no insurance, but I truly believe some how God will provide what is needed for our Family, like he will for Your Family:) I truly hope you have a better week:)

    Lots of Prayers and Blessings:)
    Your Friend in Christ:)

  25. Katy,

    Thinking of you and your family during these "trying" tries. It usually all happens at once it seems. Thankfully with your homeschooling schedule you can be flexible. Is cyber school the same as home schooling?

    Take care,

  26. Oh bless your heart, Katy! We just prayed for you all! Will continue to keep your family in our prayers!


  27. Katy,

    I was at the ER on Sunday too. We were getting ready to leave for church and Hannah and I had just started down the stairs in our house. They are very steep, and our little dog got under my feet. I lost my balance and tumbled head first all the way down, crashed into our baby gate at the bottom, and finally landed head first on the brick floor in the entry way. Hannah is just fine. She was amazingly on top of me. She was very shook up and threw up several times at the hospital. She has some minor bruising. I have a concussion, and a pretty bad head injury. They did a cat scan and there wasn't a brain bleed or a skull fracture. Today I have felt very sore and beat up. My left side especially. God was so merciful to us because we could've been killed. My kids are shook up from seeing me fall. We are all very thankful it wasn't any worse.

    Keep us in your prayers too.


  28. Praying for you and your family that they will quickly heal! Miss potter is a great movie, enjoy!

    Many blessings to you!


  29. prayers to your family. and remember m'dear three's so now it is done. as "things" come in three's.

  30. A good cry always helps. A day off is good too. Hope everyone is on the mend. Things will be back to normal before you know it. Hang in there!

  31. poor thing...glad she is ok..
    give her a little squeeze for me..
    take care,

  32. Oh your poor babes. I know too well how awful it is when they are hurting and to have all three so close. You poor momma. Bless your heart!


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