Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fall should only about the leaves!!!!!

Lunch with Obie and then a short visit to a nearby playground before we take him back to his group home and go pick up Bunny from her art lesson.

Me, camera in hand, kids playing tag on and off the playground equipment and then...

my youngest daughter is falling, headfirst from the top of the 8 ft slide, having slipped under the guard rail

she hits the ground, I see her neck fold and her back crumple and

I am flying to get to her and I can't get there fast enough...

and thank God and all safety minded pencil pushers and rule makers that the surface she hits is made of recycled rubber because after a long trip to and a long time spent in the hospital she is home and fine except for a little bruising.

This evening finds me grateful for so much.
My Monkey is home with us and all in one piece.

Her hard headedness, that I have complained about so often?
I am so glad for it right now.

6 comments:

Granny said...

Oh my God!! I'm so glad she's okay.

FosterAbba said...

Ditto what Granny said. OMG, and I'm glad she's okay.

Cloudscome said...

Oh Lord this makes me cry. My Punkin has a hard head that I complain about every time he whacks me in the chin. Thank God they are made with those hard heads.

Thank God your little girl is home and OK!

ipm said...

Elle did something similar when she was very little... leaves a sick feeling in my head if I think about it too much... glad she is okay...

Bacchus said...

I share this experience with you. I'm glad she is fine. There is nothing more terrifying that knowing that you can't get there in time to stop it.

Yankee T said...

I was so happy to see you over at my place! I thought I had lost you! I am adding you to the blogroll over there-please come back again soon.
Lots of love to all of you!