Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trying to see the half-full glass

Tonight we had our first bonk to Michael's head which prompted a rush over to Urgent Care.  The  moment I saw all of the blood spurting from my little boy's head, I knew this was a job for more than mom - it needed much more.  What is amazing to me, is how my other kids (as well as Michael) acted like this was just a normal everyday occurence.  We all remained calm, they followed my instructions, it was as if we had a game plan in place just in case this happened.  I am so absolutely floored with how well my kids did tonight.  Me, I am at the edge of it.  I'm about to break down having to handle all of this.  And really "all of this" is not much.  There are mamas with much sicker kiddos out there.  Children who are dying, who are terminally ill, who have much more to bear than just "dermobond".  But for me, tonight was a challenge.  I am so thankful for...

  • my mom - came right over to help out with the other kids.  Thank you for your sacrifice of love for us.  
  • my Marky  - she was the first one to come to Michael's bleeding head and acted with such a cool head
  • my Maddie - girl: she came with Michael and me to Urgent Care and helped me carry stuff and sign stuff and was a support to me beyond her 9 years of age. 
  • my Meredith Grace - always a sweet girl; told Michael that she hoped he felt better moments after we got home; so caring.
  • Urgent Care - they were very kind to this spazzed out mama, covered in her son's blood
  • Papa Johns - delivering and making us dinner 
  • Fetzer Chardonnay - for making me wine
  • Max and Molly - the doggies "somehow" know that Michael is hurt.  They are paying a lot of attention to their favorite boy
  • my darling baby boy: You were so brave when the doctor was gluing your cut back together.  I'm so sorry that this happened to you and if I could  take away your pain I would.  I'm so proud of you for sitting so still when the doctor told you to.  I know that you were in a lot of pain.  It couldn't have been easy.  I love you and will take good care of you.  

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