Sunday, March 13, 2011

When He Fell

A year ago on this Sunday morning, Josh and I were about to get ready for church when our sweet baby boy fell and cut his forehead so badly that we had to take him to the ER. I wrote all about it and how I felt here.

Today I'm sharing pictures I never posted before. Not even on facebook. I'm not really sure why I didn't use them with my post or put them in an album on facebook. I guess my emotions were still pretty raw, and I didn't like looking at them.

They still can bring up that emotion.

"In that moment when I was holding him, I began to shake. I'm not sure why, I think I just couldn't believe that this was happening to one of my children. He was hurting, so badly, the bleeding not slowing at all, the cut looked like something I've only seen in movies."

And this was the picture I took the first night we took off the bandage:

But now, a year later, he looks like this:

I usually brush his hair forward, but for the sake of writing about it, I thought I'd show what his scar looks like. For both of my boys, I like to have them with a bit of hair, but even more so with Gabriel since he has that scar (which is the other reason I was really sad when he had this hair cut). But it's amazing how the body can heal - I often don't notice his scar.

Just a memory I was thinking of this morning. I can't believe it's been a year ago.


Rachel said...

It looks like it healed great! It's so hard to see our little ones suffer -- and my oh my, those cuts on the head that need stitches certainly do bleed. Alot.

Praising God for a year!


Causey Fam said...

He is such a handsome little boy! He has grown so much--guess it has been too long since we have seen you all! I can't even see a scar--so thankful to God for protecting him.

Pam said...

The nurses continually reminded me of how quickly little ones heal (and forget) while Lucy and I were in the hospital. I understand what you mean about the pictures. I refused to take any pictures of Lucy the first few days we were there, because I knew how serious her condition was and couldn't bear to have that as an in-print memory. These situations are definitely harder on Mom and Dad than the kids.

Mrs. Haid said...

What a non major scar! I didn't even realize it was there (but I'm not his mom!) Maybe he will appreciate Harry Potter's scar and his own scar in the future? :)

Today Daniel had a really rough day with running and falling. I am pretty sure he has a dent in his skull. It hurts me to see him hurt, but I can't believe how resilient kids are. He was back up in no time running around even though he was just moaning about the headwound!

Grandma Becky said...

I'm glad your son is fine. Scary moments when children get hurt. My son fell when riding his bicycle some years ago, when he was 11, I think. Glad he had his helmet on or it would have been worse. Black eye and part of his face scratched up not bleeding. I felt bad for him. But he made it through ok. Now he's 27!

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