Steve and I broke through the house with urgency, and found our sweet Charlie lying on the carpet, blood streaming down his forehead, surrounded by a teary-eyed team of frightened brothers. I knew, without looking, that we were heading to the E.R. Despite the chaotic emotions of the moment, Andrew managed to explain that Charlie ran through the middle of a pillow fight and a poof of flying fluff propelled him forward - smack into the corner of our buffet.
Sleeping sweetly in daddy's arms, waiting for stitches.We scooped Charlie up in our arms and rushed out the door leaving behind a sad and worried bunch of boys who would wait anxiously all afternoon for our return.
There was a moment during the stitching process, when the nurses tried to comfort me, unable to ignore the teardrops that rained down from my cheeks on to the sheet wrapped tightly around such a brave little soul. They kept saying how lucky we are to have five sons who have never had any broken bones, who had only seen stitches twice. If they only knew how my heart failed miserably to accept their words, thinking only of how every little wound my children endure hurts me a thousand times infinity.
Downton Abbey and a splash of wine tonight? Yes. Yes, please.
So.....What I wore today....
Hallelujah, baby!! We're half-way!!
| Dress: Old Navy | Scarf: The Feathered Nest |
| Boots: Franco Sarto from Zappos |
| Earrings: Francesca's | Bracelet: The Buckle |
I was very inspired by the readings today.
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great LIGHT;
Those who live in a dark land, the LIGHT will shine on them.
~ Isaiah 9:2
The Lord is my LIGHT and my Salvation.
~ Psalm 27:1
...the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death, a LIGHT has risen.
~ Matthew 4:16
This was our memory verse for the week. Perfect for Steve and I to tuck into our memory, as we take each day in faith, one step at a time, navigating a dark and uncertain time in our lives.
God is so good. Even in the darkness, he does not leave us to wonder alone.
I encourage you to make the Jesus Project a part of your week. This Wednesday Ann will post a new memory verse and reflection for week #3. Let's be inspired and encouraged together!!
Have a great week, my friends!