Just wanted to update everyone on Alli. We just got home from the hospital.
To help those of you who weren't around before understand our panic better, two years ago (Oct.9), as Lisa said, Alli fell from our 2nd story balcony while our home was still under construction. However, she did not have a concussion. What she had was a skull fracture that went from her temple down the right side of her head to the base of her neck that caved in above her right ear. She also had a hematoma above the right ear and fractured ribs. Alli developed seizures following that, and we were in and out of the hospital for about 6 months. The doctor's felt surgery would be inniment because her fractures began to separate. God saw differently though and intervened, healing her head to the point that they could not even trace the area on the scans (not even a scar). The neurosurgeon was so awestruck that he drew a line through her paperwork, handed it to me, and said, "Mam, I can't charge you for this 'cause I'm not the One who did it."
So needless to say, we are very sensitive towards Alli and any booboos. Today, of course, I nearly paniced. We were at the King's and the kids were out front in the grassy area in front. There's a volleyball net like the ones they had back in school where they put the big metal poles in the tires. Well, surprisingly, it tipped over and landed right on the crown of Alli's head. At first, we didn't know what had happened, and as Alli was explaining mid blubber, Kirby alerted me that her head was bleeding. Amazing how God puts people together. Next thing I knew we were arriving at Lakelands covered in blood but treated like royalty. It was amazing the care they all took with us. From there we went to ER to meet up with a PA that used to work at Lakelands, who took excellent care of us. Her scans looked beautiful and God gave me yet another opportunity to share with someone what God had done in our lives as I explained to them why I couldn't help but cry at the beauty of her head scans. God as been so merciful to us.
Please continue to lift us up as the past two weeks have been exciting enough with hubby's motorcycle accident and Bek's recent health concerns. We haven't heard back on Bek's testing yet, but all this is really affecting her. She eventually fell apart crying, asking why God keeps doing things to us. Then later she asked if it was sin to be mad at God. I couldn't help but cry with her. But then I remembered our dear previous K5 teacher Mrs. Judy, and the words she said to me two years ago when I was in a crumbled moment after Alli's accident. She said," Ya know Tammy, God's got big shoulders. He can handle it. He knows your heart, and ya know, He has an even bigger heart."
So I don't know why God allows things to happen sometimes, and ya know, I don't need to know. I serve the Creator of it all, and His ways are not my ways, and His thoughts are not my thoughts. And if it takes continued trials and tribulations to keep me in His will, then let the rain fall. I know God will provide the shelter. For though great storms may rage against me, I am safe in the shelter of His arms.
For He carries me when I have not the strength to walk,
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