Tuesday, August 5, 2008

One year anniversary

This coming September 1st will be the one year anniversary of Joshua's little "accident". For those of you that don't know the whole story let's just say it involved Joshua and Daddy's shotgun and a little boy who is way too smart for his own good. We are extremely lucky and grateful to only be mourning the death of two little fingertips. We have been filled with "what if's" and regret, but reality is we couldn't have done much more except leave the stupid gun at home, and let the bears eat us!

Sorry, a little gore, but I want you all to take a good look and know that you should NEVER take chances and always take a second look even if you think you've done everything to protect your children. You don't want to look back and wish you had tried harder, believe me!

Now, "fingers are all better!" as Joshua constantly tells everyone that wants to look at them. He doesn't really know what the big deal is because they don't hurt anymore, so what? I had to point out to him the other day that he was missing two fingernails and he just looked totally perplexed for a minute and then shrugged and off he went.

The ends seem a little sensitive, not much tissue covering the bone, and the one even grows a strange little fingernail. But, he uses them just like there's nothing wrong with him and most people that don't know any better never even notice.

I'd just like to add that when you think life is hard, look out because you can find out in an instant just how much harder it can get. We had a heck of a year and a half! But, even though I still feel my head swimming sometimes and feel a little gunshy ( oooh, bad pun) and still kinda wait for the other shoe to drop so to speak, the reality is we're still here and all actually is well. Life does truly go on. The important thing is to keep moving forward. Sometimes we stop and take a breath and wonder " what the heck!" but at some point we have to acknowledge that we aren't meant to always have the answers right now. They may eventually come but even if they don't sometimes we do have to just hand it all over to our Father in Heaven and say, "I've had enough, I can't do this. Help me!" And he will. We just have to learn to be patient.
Now I just need to reread this and take some of my own advice!

1 comment:

Daniel, Kari & Co. said...

I think I'll be re-reading the end of this post each day - at least until we get past our current life-lag and can see the whole picture in hindsight. Thanks for the insight!