Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

Sadly…we have a clear winner this week. The boys were wrestling at Grammy’s House. Wrestle Mania 46 ranged across the floor, up onto the hearth in front of her wood burning stove. I saw Sweet Boy#1 rolling toward the stove, reached out to save him…and he rolled right into the stove burning his arm.

I got him some ice in a rag, he applied it sporadically while rushing about Grammy’s madly. I thought the burn would be small, but a few hours later when you could really see it the thing was pretty big. Several inches of his arm scabbed up. But it didn’t get infected and is healing up nicely. I don’t think he’ll even have a scar. Our doctor commented last week how surprised he was not to get the boys in more regularly for stitches and broken limbs. “I thought you’d be here more often.” With as active as they are we have been ridiculously lucky. If he had to get burned I’m just glad it was his arm and not his sweet little face… What is that proverb…”the Lord looks after the simple minded” maybe He also looks after the overactive wrestlers as well.


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3 thoughts on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Grandma Judy

    Psalm 116:6 “The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.” Your Dad used to joke and say this was his life verse.

    I’m so glad that your boy’s burn wasn’t any worse. He is sure a brave little trouper!

    Love to you.

  • Oh, burns are soooo scary! My brother fell face first into the corner of our wood stove when he was little (3 or 4) and it was so hot it cauterized a line in his face, deeply. My mom was sure he would have a place where his beard wouldn’t grow in, but in a short while you never knew he’d been burned and it hasn’t affected his facial hair either!

    PS. Thanks for the kick in the pants about doing a shoebox… one year I spend $50 on one and just thought, this is not the point. I need to do it again and find a better way. I could do 3 with that much I think.

  • We go to Wallmart and the Dollar Tree. Get the pencils, erasers, toothbrushes, combs, candy and stuff at Dollar Tree and any clothes at Wallmart. We did find toys at the Dollar Tree but that doesn’t always work. They don’t always have stuff that won’t break.

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