Monday, April 13, 2009


This past weekend was quite eventful. For starters our initial Easter weekend plans were cancelled. Husband is quite busy at work (can't complain about that) and had to get some work done over the weekend. So, we were unable to go out of town to visit his Dad and Stepmom like we had planned. Sorry PawPaw and MawMaw! :( To add to our weekend, we did get to visit with the other sets of grandparents and had our first emergency with one of the boys.

Nana and Papa decided to come to San Antonio for the day on Saturday. We had planned on stopping at their house for a quick visit on our way to PawPaw and MawMaw's.

We enjoyed our visit with Nana and Papa. Saturday was a fun day...then we had our first emergency. The evening was winding down. I was sitting at the dinner table helping L finish up his dinner, and Husband was upstairs starting Baby P's bath. C was finished with his dinner and headed upstairs. He started to run up the stairs and fell. I didn't see it, but I believe his poor little mouth broke the fall. He came over crying in pain. Initially, I wasn't sure what happened. There was bleeding, so I looked to see where the blood was coming from. Then, I saw it. His top 2 front teeth and 1 to the side had moved...up and back! AAAGH! I am well aware that teeth can fall out or chip, but move?!?!?! Nope, I did not realize! We immediately put ice on it and called the Call a Nurse service. After describing the injury, the nurse told me we should take C to the dentist within 24 hours. I called our dentist's office and left a message with the number they provided for emergencies. In the mean time, we felt a little better because we could see that C's teeth were already beginning to move back into place. The dentist's office manager called me back, and the dentist was able to meet us at his office at 9:30 p.m. Thank you Dr. Klenke!!! After examining C, Dr. Klenke said that he should be just fine. His teeth should move back into position on their own. There shouldn't be any damage to the adult teeth. Worst case scenario would be that C would lose one of his baby teeth a little earlier than normal.

Here he is the next day, feeling better and distracted by the Easter festivities.

I am thankful. Thankful that C was such a trooper throughout the incident. He really was very brave! Thankful that I have a wonderful husband to help keep me calm and help me to know what we should do next. Thankful that we did not have to go the the ER on a Saturday night. Thankful that our dentist was able and willing to meet us at his office that same night. Thankful that my parents were able to come over and stay with our other 2 boys so C could have both his Daddy and Mommy take him to the dentist. And thankful that C's mouth should be just fine.

With C feeling better, we enjoyed our Easter Sunday.

I was reminded of the true meaning of Easter as I read from C's Jesus Storybook Bible (which, by the way, I've come to love and learn a lot from, as my knowledge of the Bible is weak). The funny thing is I read the chapter on the crucifixion to C, and as I was reading, I was truly taken back by the words. They kept coming back to me during the Easter weekend. Then I read this blog, and she wrote about the very words that had been on my mind! So, I just had to mention it. The following is and excerpt from this children's Bible.

They nailed Jesus to the cross.

"Father, forgive them, " Jesus gasped. "They don't understand what they are doing."

"You say you have come to rescue us!" people shouted. "But you can't even rescue yourself!"

But they were wrong. Jesus could have rescued himself. A legion of angels would have flown to his side-if he'd called.

"If you were really the Son of God, you could just climb down off that cross!" they said.

And of course they were right. Jesus could have just climbed down. Actually, he could have just said a word and made it all stop. Like when he healed the little girl. And stilled the storm. And fed 5000 people.

But Jesus stayed.

You see, they didn't understand. It wasn't the nails that kept Jesus there.

It was love.

And for God's love I am thankful.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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