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Multitude Monday – One Thousand Gifts (Eph's first CT scan!)

on May 24, 2010

There comes a time when something happens that makes you absolutely unequivocally count your blessings.  When you are so glad that it’s something minor, when you are so thankful that it’s a simple fix.  When it could have been so so much worse than it was.

Yesterday we had a gathering with a few friends and many children.  The kids ran amok, the adults chatted and ate, the sun was shining.  There was dirt, rocks, jumping, and, unfortunately, hammers.

Which led to a trip to emergency.

Which led to our son’s first CT scan.

Eph's brain

280. Snuggles with Daddy while waiting… and waiting…
281. Mama being thankful that she actually DID renew the health cards last week.

Eph's brain

282. A health care system where we don’t have to worry if we’ll be able to get a CT scan AND eat this week.

Eph's brain

283. A daddy, worried about a son who is terribly afraid of the unknown.
284. A CT tech who explained every little thing about what was going to happen to a nervous little boy.
285. A CT tech who asks where he goes to school, and responds to the homeschool answer, “WELL, you know what that means? That you’re homeschooled? It means you’re getting a GREAT education.”
286. A boy who responds, “Yah, and we get a lot of breaks too!”
287. A completely normal CT scan

Eph's brain

288. A CT tech who KNEW a six year old boy would love to see a picture of his eyeballs… from the inside.
289. A kind and gentle nurse who found the wound in spite of the matted bloody hair.
290. Friends who pray.
291. Friends who stay.
292. Friends who just plain care.
293. A little boy who just may be a little more careful when smashing rocks.
294. A little boy who gets such joy out of something as simple as smashing rocks.
295. My healthy and happy little boy, home, safe, in my arms.

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4 responses to “Multitude Monday – One Thousand Gifts (Eph's first CT scan!)

  1. joann says:

    oh my goodness!
    What a crazy day! I like how you subtly mention “and hammers”…teehee.
    I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have been super grateful on a day like yours…I would be more of the hand wringing type. I’m happy he’s home and safe and healthy and happy!

  2. Heather T says:

    Praise be to God for this! 🙂

    Be blessed sweet sister!

  3. annesta says:

    I join you in gratitude for a healthy little boy who loves to run and play and for great health care providers who are there when said little boy gets hurt.
    Great story.
    Great ending.
    So much to be thankful for!
    blessings
    ~a

  4. Katie says:

    Ah Man that’s rough!! So glad everything turned out ok. SO glad God always has his hand on us! So glad for divine protection! And especially glad that you know just WHO took care of your little boy & you give HIM the glory!

    To God be the Glory for each of our blessings!

    (((HUGS)))

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