Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another ER Trip

I now feel like the mom of two boys. Jake and Ben have each had a trip to the ER within the last week. I have to give a little background info to make this a really good story for sleep-deprived mothers everywhere.

I normally work every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 7pm to 7am. This week was a little different. I had to work Tuesday and Wednesday 7p-7a and Thursday 3p-3a. On Thursday, I was in sweetest slumber ever when Marty came in to tell me that Ben had cut his finger. "Okay, put a band aide on it." Well, the bleeding wouldn't stop. "You'll need to take him to the ER" I told Marty. I was going to shower and get ready for work since I had to go back at 3pm. I got to the ER half and hour before my shift. Poor Ben had to get his finger cauterized. He cried and cried. He didn't want me to leave. I felt so guilty. How do you leave your baby when he is in tears? It was the hardest thing I had to do. I even cried in the elevator going up to the NICU. I had pictures, but I don't know what happened to them.

I will say that I am thankful for a wonderful husband who is an awesome father. I have two healthy sons who I love more than anything I can think of. I come from a wonderful family. My sisters are my best friends (next to Marty). I am so many blessings in my life because of the church. I know that I can be with my family forever.


kim said...

What a wonderful message! You are a very giving mom to your family and should not feel any less. Honestly, if I did not have you sisters, I would have no social or communication outlet. Seriously, what other 4 gals can I call every day and have a guaranteed laugh every time?

Matt, Ginger, Molly, and Jaxon said...

Dido! I am so excited to see all of you in just a few days!!!!!