15 February 2016
A Whirlwind Weekend
Overall the week was pleasant, but tiring. With our van at the mechanic, I was not able to see friends I wanted to see. Why do visits have to be so short? I am often to see only family and church friends. (Sigh. Maybe one day.) During the visit, it was made clear that we need to get a new vehicle. Thankfully Drew's parents lent us their van, and we're trying to find a "new" vehicle to purchase. I'm trying not to worry, but it's hard.
Even with the increased financial worry of trying to find a van, I was reminded of God's goodness. Yesterday, one of our good friends invited our family and my in-laws to their house. After lunch was served, the three older children went outside to go sledding. They came in for dessert-apple pie. After we ate dessert, Charis asked if she could go outside and play with the bigger kids. I replied yes, but told her to bundle up. Once she had everything on, outside she went, trailing a few steps behind the bigger kids.
After a while, we noticed all four children coming in. Someone said, "It looks like the youngest is crying." When she came in, we were told that, "We were sliding down the hill. We turned the sled. K. and E. jumped off the sled, but Charis stayed on it and hit an electric fence post." Her face was bruised and swollen. She was ambulatory, new the date, her location, where she was, and her pupils were equal, round, and reactive to light. I gave her Tylenol and watched her. About 15 minutes later, we decided to take her to the ER. I was 99.9% sure she was all right, but I wanted to be sure, especially with the drive back home. Off to the ER we went-about a mile up the road.
We left around 5:30 PM to come back home. We are now at our home sweet home, and it's good.
How was your weekend?