Dear Monday – you were awful!
Oh my, our family had such a bad day on Monday.
It all started with the news of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. My oldest sister Shauna was there with her husband cheering on his younger brother William. Will had just finished the Boston Marathon 20 minutes before the first explosion. They were in the same spot, just 20 minutes before the bomb went off. My heart sank when I got a call from my other sister Becky with the news.
We had all been following along with their trip via Instagram. It’s so hard to look at this picture of my sweet sister taken just a few days before and not think of all the what ifs.
We all said a million thank you prayers that day when we knew they were okay. Followed with so many prayers for peace for the families who were not so lucky that sad day. It’s so hard to try to make sense of something that is so senseless. On a day that we should be celebrating the human spirit and accomplishment, something so horrible like this takes all of those feelings away. Makes me mad. and sad.
My prayers will continue to be with the families who suffered horrible injuries on Monday and to those who lost loved ones. Prayers that they can find comfort and peace. My heart goes out to them all.
Later that night, our little Avery took a big fall outside while walking her friend’s dog. The dog was on a retractable leash, which is a bad thing for a bigger dog. He had reached the slack on the leash and I think they were running, when he jerked her forward fast, causing her to hit the concrete hard. She skinned up her face pretty bad and she broke her arm.
When I ran outside to find her, she was in a puddle of blood. It was so scary. Her nose was bleeding pretty bad from the fall. I rushed her to the hospital. After X-rays, we found out she had a buckle fracture on her arm near her wrist. This type of a break, is the best kind of break if you have to have any type of break at all. After x-rays, we decided to have them reset her arm in the ER that night.
It was so awful seeing her after they had sedated her to reset her arm. My poor girl, I felt so bad for her. It was an emotional day.
We came home late Monday night exhausted. What a sad day.
My prayers continue with so many in our country who have been affected by the sad events of Monday.
*I will be back posting next week. For the rest of this week, I will be busy with the creative blog conference: Snap which is taking place here in Utah this weekend. I’ve been so excited for this conference for a chance to see so many of my blogging friends. I’m thankful the conference is here in Utah, so I won’t be far from home with everything that happened on Monday. I’ll be posting to Instagram and Facebook, if you’d like to follow along over there. I hope you have a good week.