Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Highs and Lows

My daughter turned 7 last weekend! That is partially why I have been absent this past week. She had her first sleepover party with friends and it was a camp out in the living room/ beauty parlor event. That really tells you a lot about my daughter right there. She has a great spirit, is so funny, very cute, and loves her big brother. I am so happy to have her in my life!!! Here are some of my favorite photos of her recently.

 I have been torn about how to share the other reason I have been absent but I've found when I hold something back here I tend to not post. It feels artificial to not share things that are really a part of my life. Preceding this happy weekend a close friend has been going through a really scary time. I have helped as much as I could but there is only so much you can do and then it's up to prayer. Her 3 year old son fell out of their 2nd story window landing on his head in the driveway. He fractured his skull and has bruising to his brain. This happened 17 days ago and it's amazing that he is doing so well. He will be ok thank God! This summer in Oregon 9 children have fallen from windows. My friend was careful to never open her windows from the bottom but someone else was watching her child and forgot the rule. I am so thankful this sweet boy is recovering so well. My friend and her family are under so much strain but they are grateful and will be stronger. 
Besides supporting my friend in other ways I had to make a quilt for him while he is in the hospital, something to cheer him up and be soft and snugly. It had to be fast and it was a way for me to cope. I brought it to him today in the hospital and he loved it. The good news is instead of coming home in 3 weeks he might be coming home this Friday he is doing so well!!

This make me thankful for my family and thankful for my friends who are such an important part of my life.



Jen B said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!
Such a scary thing to happen to your friend's son. I so glad that he's doing so well! The quilt is fabulous, there's no doubting why he loves it!

Just Jenn said...

Oh that's awful! I'm so sorry for your friend, how devastating and scary. It's good to hear that he'll make a full recovery though. Did he have Dr. Monica Wehby preform his surgery? She's an amazing pediatric neurosurgeon. The quilt you made for him is adorable and I imagine it was cathartic to create it. It's difficult to be unable to do anything in a time of crisis.

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl! She's adorable. I love the second picture of her especially. Who doesn't love a sparkler?

Teje said...

Hello Petra! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!
That's really scary what happened to your frien's son - I'm so happy to hear that he is going to be fine and soon at home! You made so beautiful quilt to him!
x Teje

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Oh windows, they scare me. My friends son was one of those nine. He landed on his butt, and had multiple fractures however, he's healing nicely. Kinds are like rubber sometimes.