Saturday night my dad called and said these words:
“Kevin and Michele and the kids were at a basketball game tonight at the juco and Renee fell through the bleachers. They were sitting at the top. They’re on their way to the hospital right now. I’ll call you when I know more.”
Whew. I felt sick to my stomach with fear. (Kevin is my brother…Renee is their two year old.) Matt, the boys and I prayed together then, and constantly over the next few hours.
Waiting for the next phone call was yucky (that’s the best word I can think of to describe it). I wanted the phone to ring so that I could hear how she was. I was afraid for the phone ring so that I could hear how she was. Yucky.
I told Matt that in a situation like this if you hear that she “broke her arm” it would actually be a relief.
We finally talked to my dad around 10:15 that night. Renee was okay. But she did fracture her skull. Her vitals looked good. There was no swelling on the brain. She was eating a popcycle. She was jabbering.
I’m pretty sure Renee’s jabbering sounded like beautiful music to Kevin and Michele. Just hearing the words, “She’s jabbering away” was enough to make me cry.
Here’s Renee in the hospital the morning after her fall.
I love how she’s smiling for the picture.
After a night in the ICU…she was allowed to go home. When I last talked to my brother, he said Renee is acting normal…running and playing. My question was, “Wow, does she not even have a headache? I’m pretty sure I’d have a headache.”
God is good. I’m SO GRATEFUL for His protection and that Renee is healthy and whole.
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