I am always amazed by the Biblical account of Jesus calling to Peter to join him while he walked on the angry waves. At first all went well, but then Peter began to sink in his own doubt. Jesus, realizing the frailty of Peter, reached out to grab him and rescued him from the sea.
This week, there were some angry waves at the Ulrich household. Sunday my fellows took off to Lynchburg, Virginia to move our youngest into his apartment at school. Monday evening my Mother decided to come stay with me. Her home is literally a few steps from mine. After arriving at my door she began to worry about her dog and we hopped on the golf cart to let Sara out. Sara was excited and refused to let my Mother get on the golf cart without her. Mom insisted on walking to my house. I began to turn the golf cart around and heard my Mother scream. Somehow Sara and one of my dogs had managed to knock my poor 75 year old Mother to the ground. And the worst part, I saw a grotesque and misshapen mess where her foot had been. I quickly restored all animals to their pens and assessed the situation. Mom was unable to put any weight on her foot. It was obviously badly broken.
God sent many angels to us that night. Within a few moments of calling 911, local first responders were there. A few in fact are members of my church family. They made my Mom comfortable until the ambulance arrived. Then the ambulance arrived with people I knew. It was like God sent every person he could think of to give us both peace of mind that night! It was truly awesome!
After several hours in the ER Mom was transferred to Lexington. The break was bad enough that nothing could be done locally. We left that night at 9:45PM and did not return until Tuesday at noon. She will return this week to determine if surgery will be necessary. It was a terrible night, watching my Mother scream in pain, driving to Lexington at 3AM in the morning and signing papers turning my Mother's care over to strangers. But I wasn't alone. Jesus was right there with me. Praise God he was there to throw me that lifeline.
Thanks as always...
Today's card for the weekly MOJO sketch...
and the sketch...
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Surging Sea
Paper - Bazzill; Echo Park This and That
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Dies - Spellbinders - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles & Standard Circles Large
Misc. - Recollections - Pearl Flourish; Blossoms - Prima & Stash; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts