Friday, June 10, 2011

Never A Dull Moment

We have two sons, one near and one far. My youngest son graduated from college in December. He decided to stay put until a decision was made on where he wanted to go to school in the fall. He lives up north, a place where snow in April is not unheard of. On one of our first visits we saw these in a parking lot .... lawn tractors with shovels?? Turns out they were sidewalk ploughs. Who knew??

This son has been working at a bike shop to pay the bills with some "gigging" on the side. He is a musician as well as a music educator. We hear from him pretty frequently but it's the calls that start out with "Can I talk to Dad" or "Can I talk to mom" that get our attention.

The light bulb went off Sunday for my husband after one such call. He finally figured out that the calls that start off with  "Can I talk to Dad" are usually mechanically related, something about the the car, which I might add, he takes really good care of and if the call starts off with "Can I talk to mom" it usually has to do with some broken or injured body part or he is cooking something.

Sunday it was a "Can I talk to mom" call and it turned out to be about an injured body part. Somehow he got his right thumb caught in a pedal and a gear of a bike... have to admit the details are fuzzy because I had a hard time listening after hearing about the snap he heard and the deformity of the thumb. Mom's advice...ice and emergency room.

Turns out it may or may not be a fracture, with his description I had visions of bone sticking out. They splinted it in the emergency room, then sent him to an orthopedic doctor who has since casted it. Casting has come a long way, seems he can shower and bathe with it and of course he got to chose the color of the cast. I asked him what color he choose, he said black. Black? Had he gone goth? No, seems he is playing in a wedding in a few weeks and thought lime green might be a little distracting.

There is plenty of good news in this and many things to be thankful for.

1. He is still able to work...he is hoping to get some sympathy sales at the bike shop because of the cast(I'm not really convinced about sympathy sales...but OK)
2. The medical expenses will be covered
3. The injury although inconvenient is minor
4.  It will not hinder his ability to play the horn (an income source)

Life is never dull is it ? Challenges part of life on this earth. Refinement continues, thankful to God for his provisions, mercy and grace, when life seems to be one "adventure" after another.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."  Psalm 107:1


no spring chicken said...

No, life is never dull! But neither is God... Praising Him for your thankful list.

Blessings, Debbie

Trisha said...

Oh my, Maryann! I'm so sorry, and yet, I'm thankful, too, for the praises you mentioned! May God bless your son with quick healing.

I'll be gone for a bit. But, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

Love and hugs!

Debbie said...

Thanking God with you for the end of the story and nuggets of praise you're able to give throughout it.

I think it's so sweet that he still calls mom when he gets hurt.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Praise God for His faithfulness...as a mom of five boys I can so relate. I have one who is a dirt bike rider. He also just hammered through his finger in his construction job.

Blessings and healing to him and peace to mom.