If you are here for quilting and craft inspiration, today is the day to skip this blog. However, if you can offer up any creative suggestions to simple daily tasks, offers of encouragement or prayers, please read on and leave a comment.
Wednesday afternoon I got a call from our youngest daughter, S. age 17. 20 minutes after starting a job of painting logos for a restaurant, a gust of wind caught her and had blown her and the ladder over. She landed on her wrists and head on the concrete. After the ambulance ride, the ER doctors, the 2 orthopedic doctors, the pediatric concussion specialist, and the orthopedic hand specialist, the results are a mild concussion, stitches in the forehead, severe whiplash, and two broken wrists. One wrist will heal in a cast for 3 months, the other, her dominate hand, will require surgery with plates and pins to get it back together, that is scheduled for later next week, ugh.
She has been a real trooper through it so far, not an easy thing for someone so independent. Such a drastic change from invincible to needing help opening a drink, packages of snacks, doors, seat belts, getting dressed and going to the bathroom. We are so thankful, it could have been so much worse, she could have gone through the window or backwards with no way to protect her head or break the fall. The wrists will heal. She will one day be back to playing the piano and painting. And one day, I won't be the hands for two people, I too, will be back to sewing and playing with fabric. Until then, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13"