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No Harm Done — This Time January 4, 2008

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 6:02 pm

I just about knocked myself out. This is not a joke. I was picking up my kid’s toys for the one hundredth time today and as I swung my body up and to the right my head very harshly met with my granite breakfast bar. Crack! I staggered and just about fell to my knees. I bent over, grabbed my throbbing forehead, and felt my nose fill with warm, watery liquid. I thought, “Oh no, no, no, no – I can’t pass out.” I immediately started to pray, “please God I have 3 kids here with me and Rich is at the gym – don’t let me pass out. Please no.” After about a minute I was able to stand up and look in the mirror. My nose isn’t bleeding, thankfully. My forehead is red and will probably bump and bruise, but other than that there is no harm done. My vision is fine and I don’t feel awkward, nauseated, or dizzy. Thank God!!

But it got me thinking. What would happen if I had passed out? What would these kids have done? My son is in bed for a nap. He would have slept the whole time unless my daughter or my friend’s daughter went into his room while unsupervised. My daughter may have started crying. She came over to check on me as I was about to stand upright again. My friend’s daughter more than likely would have been scared. My husband would have come home to his wife out cold on the tile floor, his 3 year old daughter confused and scared, a 2 year old who would likely be afraid as well, and his 21 month old boy either sleeping or crying in his crib unable to get out. What would he have done? Called 9-1-1 I’m sure. He’d have no clue what I had done. He may have figured it out after a minute or so, but maybe not.

That bothers me. Our safety is so fragile. Just like our lives. How quickly everything could be upset and turned to chaos. We don’t have any guarantees that we’ll wake up in the morning. For that matter, we don’t even know if we’ll make it until bedtime tonight. There is no time to waste.

Don’t procrastinate. Don’t put it off any longer. If you are on the fence about something – make a decision. Tomorrow may never come.

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2 Responses to “No Harm Done — This Time”

  1. Lori Says:

    Hi Heidi! How’s it going?

    I’m always worried about not having a will. I feel like a bad mom for not having one.

  2. candidchatter Says:

    Hi Lori. It’s wonderful to hear from you!!! How’s your little man (who is not so little anymore — they grow up quick!)? We don’t have a will either. Sheesh!! Yeah, we need to get on that.


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