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.