Thursday, July 28, 2011

in a blink

sometimes in a blink of an eye
things go crazy-

i started out this past tuesday
with a list of things that needed
to be done,
plans that i had for the rest of the week-

in a blink
a stupid, freak accident happened-

we have this old heavy floor length mirror
it has been in our family for 30 years...
it is large and extremely heavy

i have had it propped it up in
different rooms over the years-
i never really thought of it as
being that dangerous, even when
my girls were very small
it just was always propped up
in one of our rooms...

so yesterday,
this past tuesday-
i was in our library/craft room
walked out of the room for a minute
spun around walked back in,
the floor mirror was leaning in this room
behind the door-

in a blink

in a blink of an eye,
the door clipped or touched the mirror
and my back was to the mirror...
in that blink
that mirror fell and sliced my ankle
it fell just right...a freak accident.

i looked down and i had a huge gash,
like really ugly (sorry for the graphics)

thankfully my husband was home
he took me to emergency
where i stayed until today
when the surgeon had to repair
my achilles tendon where the
mirror had sliced over 50% of it...

to say i am thankful tonight
well, it is an understatement!
this accident could have been
so much worse...
in a blink of an eye
my week of plans changed
but, it could have been so much worse
and so tonight as i sit in my
recliner, happy to be home
happy to be alive
and loved...
i am thankful.



Thisisme. said...

Oh melody-mae - what a horrible accident! Thank goodness your hubby was at home at the time. But as you say, it could have been so much worse! Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way my friend.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about this horribly freakish accident, but so very glad that you are okay! Wow....Sending prayers your way. ~Hugs, M

Carissa said...

Oh my goodness bless your heart. I'm so sorry for you, i will pray that it heals fast and correctly and that you are not in much discomfort.

I so glad that your husband was home.

Take care, rest.

Delaney said...

What a freak accident! I hope you heal well & feel better!

Deanna said...

so very sorry.
may you get your rest and heal right up.
God bless.

Chatty Crone said...

What a horrible horrible accident - I am so sorry - you were sure blessed though - that is didn't go all the way across it. Oh my!

nicole. said...

omg. i am sooooo sorry.

wishing you a speedy recovery - get netflix ;)

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Ow! Jeez.. Thank goodness you're alright. It always seems like when I have plans and things need to be done, something urgent pops up. Baby gets sick, dog gets hurt, I get hurt...It goes on and on. Life has a way of reminding us to slow down. :)

Barb said...

wow! sounds like you are lucky. i'm sure this accident has cramped your lifestyle a bit, but i'm sure you'll have lots of help as you rest, relax, and heal!

songbyrd said...

As I said on FB let me know what I can do to help; books, coffee, hugs... getting to be quite the pro with people (and critters)in casts these days, lol. Praying for steady quick healing too. love you girlfriend!

Jo Black said...

OMG! So thankful that it was no worse than it was. Praying for a speedy recovery!


Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Oh wow! So glad it wasn't worse! Hope you feel better fast!!!

Bethe77 said...

OH Melody Mae! Praise the Lord your dear hubby was home. And Oh yes! God is so good and faithful it could have been so much worse.
Lord touch and heal our friend from the top of her head to the very soles of her feeet in Jesus name. Thank yu for a speedy recovery and that she will be back uo and enjoying her full life fuller than before in Jesus name. We thank you Lord for those that can come and help and be a service and ecncouragement in this time of recovery Lord. Thank you Lord for healing Melody Mae in Jesus name Amen

Im sure you will find lots of fun thigs to share with us durning your recovery.
Blessings my friend in my prayers and love.

Sally said...

Yikes! I had to look twice at your photo, thought you lost 1/2 a foot. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Praying darling girl for quick healing and little pain. Bless your heart. It does make you think, we really only have each day, each moment.
Let yourself be pampered.

Monica said...

Sorry about your accident. Maybe this was supposed to happen, you are to think...I hate to say that, but everything happens for a reason. Maybe you are supposed to ask your girls to come over and paint your toesies for you.

Anonymous said...

Man, oh man! I am so sorry for your injury. Life happens. So happy it wasn't more serious. Even in the midst of this inconvenience, He will enjoy ministering to you in your slower pace. :)

TheBlogWriter8 said...

You have a huge heart, Melody. I say this knowing the horrendous pain I experienced early this year when I fell at home and broke my right elbow. I really respect your restraint.

I'm going to be praying for you, my dear girl. May you heal effortlessly, painlessly, quickly and perfectly. God bless you.

EmptyNester said...

Oh Sweetie, I am so sorry this happened but so grateful that it wasn't any worse! Take care of yourself!

Heart n Soul said...

OH N0000!!!!! ... take it easy.

Lucy The Valiant said...

Oh my goodness! So glad that it wasn't worse, but YIKES that's scary!

Chris Graham said...

Bless your heart! I would say a forced rest is in order for the next few days!
Take care!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Yikes! So. So. Sorry!!!



Renee B. said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you are ok, that sounds awful! Lucky your hubby was there and that it didn't happen to one of your girlies. Geeeze! Rest up and feel better soon lovely:)

Deb said...

Bless your precious sorry to hear about your accident. HOPE you're not in too much pain. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!