Saturday, April 10, 2010

THE DAY THAT...

Yesterday was Friday. The day that my husband left town. The day that Ben started misbehaving again. The day that I tore my calf ligament for the 10th time. The day that I had to call 911 for Ben. The day that TEN emergency crew people showed up at my door because in a small town we were the excitement for the night. The day that those TEN people tracked mud and dirt all through my house because it was raining out. The day that we ended up in the ER and the PICU. It was a crazy day. Today is Saturday. The day that my girls had their AAU tournament in Burlington, VT. The day that I had to drive hours just to get them there. The day that I took a corner a little too close and blew out my back right tire 1/2 mile from the gym. The day that Kayla's knees became inflamed and swollen and we were without her meds. The day that I had only a couple hours of sleep and had to sit through four basketball games and three hours of driving.
BUT...here's the good news. Dartmouth was the half way point to Burlington so the driving part was cut in half today. Three dad's from my girl's team rescued me by taking my tire to a local tire store and having it replaced so that I could drive safely back to the hospital. Kayla was really brave and played through her pain and had the two best games I have ever seen her play. As sleep deprived as I was, I made it back to the hospital safely. I am so grateful for the tender mercies in my life and more importantly, the ability to recognize them as they come.

11 comments:

Junior said...

Becky, wow what a day. Huge hugs and lots of prayers.

Jo Jo said...

Oh dear. My head spins after days like that, and it doesn't always feel great. What the heck?

troutdalite said...

you continue to wear the "WONDER WOMAN" outfit Becky! I hope life gets BORING-ER for you really soon : )

shirlgirl said...

You can never say that there isn't excitement of some kind in your life on a daily basis. Wowza!! Sorry about Kayla's knees--hope she is feeling better today. Watch those corners!! Love you.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

I am proud of you. For keeping it together, for keeping it in perspective and for knowing that no matter what your Heavenly Father loves you with all his heart. Know that we ever pray for you and your family. Love You

April said...

What.a.day! We love you and are praying for you all. Hope you have a quiet day today.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Becky, I wish we lived near you. I would love to come help you out somehow! You sure did have a day, didn't you. I hope Ben gets home soon and you can relax. Or at least, get back to normal. ;)

LL said...

that's it. I've decided you make this stuff up. HOW does all this happen to one family? AND THEN YOU GO AND LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN IT ALL!
THAT is whY I feel so lucky to know you...you're a rock!

Anonymous said...

Your perspective is amazing - I read your posts and love that you always see the best side of things - hang in there and know that there are prayers sent for your family from all around!

Dannette in Kansas

Jenny said...

GOODNESS!!

Amy said...

Really?!??!?! Do you ever get a chance to catch your breath?!?! I am sorry about such a bad day!!! I hope ben gets feeling better soon!