“An Attitude of Gratitude”, is a collection of thoughts of thankfulness, so that I may never forget the great things He has done for me.
On Monday, my tiny daughter (that’s what I call her), broke her right clavicle after theater rehearsal. Class let out a little early, and being the very active 8 year old she is, she was playing tag with a friend, when she lost her footing and fell on her right shoulder. It’s a bad break. The ER doctor couldn’t believe it broke this badly from a simple fall. He insisted she must’ve fallen from a distance of at least 4 feet.
She amazes me. Even while she was a little scared to move because of the pain, she’s been brave and doesn’t complain. She’s been making the best of it, and wants to complete her schoolwork, as long as someone else writes as she dictates.
It’s been an exhausting week. From the moment I arrived at the scene she’s been more attached to me than ever. I do like the fact that she wants me to be with her all the time, and we’ve grown so much closer this week; but I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath. Yet with all the exhaustion, the panic when I didn’t know what was wrong and why she couldn’t move, the looks on all the other parents faces as the ambulance pulled away, I am so thankful.
I’m thankful that though this injury is very painful for her and that her recovery will take at least six weeks, she is at home with me. I am thankful that though I was at home, working when she fell, I was able to get there in just a few minutes and in that time, she had her brother and many other moms comforting her. I am thankful that though her daddy wasn’t there either, another dad (retired fireman) was there to asses the situation and keep her calm. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the ability to work from home and I don’t have to leave her side while she recovers.
I’m grateful it was just a broken bone and nothing worse.