Saturday, February 17, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
ER. He said- she is alive but I don't know the extent of her injuries. We were about an hour away from Tyler- so we headed there immediately. We were met in the ER waiting room by David, Beth, Brian, Amy, Jon and Jordan. Kelly was being xrayed, MRI'ed, etc...and was later admitted with lacerated spleen, a boken vertebrae and multiple lacerations and bruises...but ALIVE! We are so very grateful to God for His mercy. She was there just a little over 24 hours- enough time to be fitted for a body brace (which now takes the place of a body cast) and to check out her spleen to make sure she didn't need surgery. She is home and mending and we are helping out with Jordan and doing what we can to be here and support them.
On Saturday, I came down to help Kelly but she had lined up some other help for the day so I was able to go back to our original plan of babysitting for the youngest 5 of the Smith kids for the day. I drove their van back home and we had a great day.
The kids played outside in the sand, ran and jumped and swang on the swing (is swang a word???) and later each had a puzzel to put together and then we all watched "Mary Poppins- can you believe that Dave and I have NEVER seen it????) It was a great day!
On Sunday, after church, we headed to Tyler again, this time for the Smith girls' violin orchestra concert. The twins are in the younger orchestra- which sounded fantastic- and Caitlin is in the high-school; Jr. college orchestra- which sounded like the Denver Philharmomic to me! It was such a blessing to see and hear them play! AFter the concerts we went to a banquet (which they had totally paid for by fund raising- thanks girls!) and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and fellowship with the 7 members of Amy's family who were there. (Sam and Lisa kept the 3 little ones) We had a wonderful day. God is so good and we are so grateful to Him for our children and grandchildren and especially for sparing Kelly's life this week. Thank you Lord!
(YOu can see Kelly's link on my side bar for more info from her!)