Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wild and Wacky Week
Hopefully, our week of odd occurrences has ended. As you all may know, my daughter Scamp was bit by a stray cat last Wednesday then my father-in-law, Richard, was indirectly struck by lightening while standing in the kitchen of his home on Friday. He was in the hospital a couple of days and came home this Sunday. He is still having some pain and soreness, especially on his right side but is walking and talking just fine. He will have to submit to more testing, even being a part of a research study at Vanderbilt Hospital since they don't usually see lightening strike victims but twice a year and even less with those injuries as minor as his. I am glad to say that God is not finished with my father-in-law yet! How wonderful and merciful He is!
In addition to the cat bite, Scamp came down with a high fever on Saturday that persisted until Monday night. The doctor felt that it was not related to the cat bite, although it still scared us. Beef was up with his dad most of the night on Saturday, then returned home to a sick girl that had us both up (epsecially him) the next two nights. Beef was really going on sleep deprivation, but thankfully we've been able to get some much needed rest the last couple of nights.
With so much going on, we missed Mother's Day. We are yet to celebrate here or with our moms but plan to do so very soon. God has blessed us tremendously with such great and loving mothers (as well as the rest of our family members).
I almost forgot. The pictures above are where the lightening struck the concrete sidewalk then radiated into the kitchen window several feet behind that. Mud from the strick was slung all the way up the side of the house to the roof! What a miracle we have witnessed that Richard was not harmed more than he was!
Please keep Richard in your prayers!