THANKFUL THURSDAY…and a huge praise!
Yes, yesterday, I finished the treatments…without a hitch! I am glad to be done and so grateful for the ease of these treatments – and even for the forced “pause” in my schedule. Yesterday, I enjoyed over an hour of wonderful Bible study with a friend on the phone that so encouraged, and challenged!, me…and I’m grateful for the time I had to do that. If you’ve never shared a Bible study one-on-one with a special friend, it truly is a joy and very much worth the investment of time – even while I share my heart with my girlfriend, God is “exposing” my heart to me. It is a blessing.
My huge praise this Thursday is for this sweet girlie – and God’s hand of protection on her Monday night. While trying to reach a bowl on top of her momma’s jewelry chest (which is the size of a small dresser), she pulled the chest over and on top her. The chest landed on her face, pinning her to the bed that was behind her. (Even writing this, horrifies me.)
They live within minutes of a pediatric after hours center and Riley was seen right away. As horrible and pitiful as her swollen and thoroughly black and blue face looks, there were no broken bones, no teeth lost and no damage to her nose or nasal passages. She never lost consciousness and there is no damage to her head or her brain.
All of the horrible “what if” scenarios have played through my mind (as well as her momma’s, I’m sure)…but God was protecting her and helping Erica as well. When we talked to Erica that night, Riley was already giggling in the background and she is back to her playdates – although inside and not quite to the park yet! As He always is, God was mighty on Monday night. Thank you, Lord, for protecting sweet Riley from an injury that, although was terrible, could have been so much worse. Thank you for the compassionate nurses, good doctor and the healing already taking place. Thank you, Lord, for Riley…we love this precious gift you have given our family.