". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Friday, July 9, 2010

Follow Friday 40+ AND Flash Back Friday! BAD MOMMY!

This is the first time I'm participating in this one. I actually am pre-posting this because I am out in the wilderness roughing it for the rest of the week. However, I would LOVE to read your comments, hope you follow, and I WILL respond and follow EVERYONE who DOES!! (((HUGS)))

I found Michele at Fake It Til You Make It through Never Growing Old. I was checking out the OVER 40 Bloggers and HAD to check this blog out because "Fake it till you make it" is kinda' my MOTTO in life!! LOL!! I found her to be most inspiring! Every post!! WOW!! She is A-MA-ZING!! CHECK HER OUT!

I'm going to write about when I was the WORST mother in the WORLD!! That IS how I felt!! I was getting ready to start dinner. I pulled out the fryer and turned it on to heat it up. I was getting things out to prepare. The toddlers were playing in the family room. I went to the garage to get the potatoes. WHERE WERE THEY??? Oh yeah... still in the TRUNK! I returned to my toddler, age 3 (Stitch Kid... now ALMOST 13...) whimpering in the kitchen... He was covering his face, a chair was pulled up to the counter, and the ladle was in the fryer with wet splashes around it... HOLY CRAP! He had pulled the chair up, dropped the ladle in the fryer and it slashed up on his FACE!!! I pulled his hands away to see. It was a bit red... I ran him to the sink and started splashing cold water on his face. As I was WATCHING, the reddening worsened and blisters started popping out. I was FREAKING OUT, crying, the works. He looked stunned and asked "WHY you cry, mommy?" WOW!!! I called hubby and he was almost home. He gave him a blessing and we took him to the Emergency Room. They referred us to a plastic surgeon, as they thought that might become necessary... I was also afraid for that eye!!

OMG!! My BABY was going to be SCARRED for LIFE and it was MY FAULT for walking away for a MINUTE!! We took him the next day to the Plastic surgeon and he said that we had to give it some time before knowing how to proceed.
I teared up with guilt every time I looked at him and just had to ((HUG)) him!! He thought I was funny!
Next visit I was still quite upset, but the doc seemed surprised at how well it was healing. ??? WELL??? DID he LOOK AT HIM??? However, we COULD CLEARLY see that his eye was FINE! WHEW!!

This is actually after about 3 weeks! He WAS healing AMAZINGLY WELL! Even the specialist was amazed at how quickly and completely! 
Always happy through it all! It was such a blessing. And yet, I was so guilt ridden until he was healed completely... and even then. He miraculously healed completely!! We don't EVEN see a scar of where it had been... AMAZING!
Here he is with his FAVORITE SIS 6 months after it happened!
Almost 13 now... LOOK MA! NO SCARS! 

Thank you, Father in HEAVEN for your TENDER MERCIES!!


Penny @ iCouldbeFake.com said...

Wow! This is a great story. So glad he healed well!!! It doesn't make you a bad mom, we all walk away thinking things will be okay for JUST A MOMENT.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! That looked so scary. I'm glad he's normal now. Well, he is a teenager, so that's relative.

Lisa said...

That first picture would have scared me to death! What a tremendous tender mercy! You must be living right!

ElizOF said...

What a touching story... Glad he made a full recovery. You were not a bad mom; it happens to all of us in some shape or form. Remember how fast those toddlers move and how curious they are?
Thank God we all made it. Phew!
Happy SITS Saturday!

Corine said...

Wow... Heavenly Father is so good to us. We mom's carry so much guilt and I know He understands and loves us and wants us to be able to let go of guilt and be healed. I'm so happy that you and your son have both been so blessed!! :D

Cannwin said...

I have a friend whose daughter stepped into a crock pot full of boiling hot nacho cheese. The pictures are so horrible! I hope that NEVER happens to one of my kids.

I'm glad he was safe! that could have been so much worse!

Amy said...

Holy Cow I would have been so scared. It is amazing that he has no scars. Truly the power of the priesthood is an amazing blessing.

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from the over 40 Friday hop to say hello!

Have a great Friday!

Java said...

Oh my goodness Holly! How scary is right! I am so glad for your son (and for you) that he is ok! Whew! And I'm sorry your post didn't link last time...I have no idea why!

Doreen McGettigan said...

That had to be so scary and trust me I can relate..I was watching my niece one night along with my brother(her Dad) and we were all upstairs. She would go into the office with my brother to read books and back to my room to play barbies. She was 2 1/2. After about a half hour of her going back and forth we heard a bunch of thumps. Scared to say the least my brother and I ran to the railing and she was laying at the bottom of the stairs in a heap. She ended up with a fractured skull. She is 15 now and fine. My brother and I never recovered.
I am visiting from Over 40 FF!
Hope you had fun in the wilderness!

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