Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


This is our dishwasher.
We found it on the side of the road 5 years ago. It works great. It's a little irritating that you
have to move it to the sink in order to turn it on but it works and it was free so we're happy.
Just so we're clear, it is not attached to the floor.

This is our beautiful daughter....

Addie vs. Dishwasher...

The dishwasher won.

I'm not exactly sure what happened. I was in the dinning room. She was in the kitchen talking about the colors of the plates in the dishwasher (we were actually discussing the differences between dark and light blue) then I heard a crash and ran just in time to pull the dishwasher off of my baby. Lots of screaming and dishes breaking and other children running to the scene to find out what happened.

She was such a trooper the doctors said she was an amazing patient. She was a shell of herself for hours as she tried to cope with the pain. Meanwhile I was running through the worse case scenarios wondering if the dishwasher hit her in the head and knocked her senseless because she wasn't acting like herself and didn't want to talk, just wanted to cuddle and looked really pale.
While the docs were examining her arm she was so brave. She didn't want to cry and did a great job at coping with the pain.
Then the x-ray lady showed her face. I know she was just doing her job but it takes a special
person to be able to twist a baby girls broken arm through all the screaming in order to
take a picture. To add to that she made Michael hold the hand in place while she took the x-ray. That was the worst part though and it was over quickly.
When the doctors came in and said she needed a cast I was relieved. I was envisioning surgery and a closed head injury.
Literally a minute after the cast was on Addie completely perked up. She started smiling and got off my lap for the first time in hours. It was amazing. Her arm felt so much better!
I feel blessed that she wasn't hurt more and that we had
a great experience at the hospital.
Of course in 8 weeks I probably will be complaining about being sick of the cast,
but for now I'm praising the Lord!

1 comment:

  1. oooh, poor baby! there is nothing worse than seeing your little ones in pain and not being able to do anything to fix it. I hope she is enjoying the novelty of wearing the thing, and that her siblings are being really nice to her!