“Momma!! Bubba busted his head open! And it’s bleeding ALL over the place!”
Now think, what is the first thing you do? Seriously. The first thing when you hear that?
Remarkably, I was able to pray. Before I moved I prayed to God and asked him to give me the strength and the wisdom to be able to handle what I was about to see. (I have a VERY squeamish tummy and do not do very well with bodily fluids.)
Bubba had blood everywhere, on his face, hands and in his hair. Figuring out where the wound was appeared to be a tricky proposition. Thankfully I had the stomach for it, thank you Jesus! Washing Bubba’s face off and seeing no abrasion or wound worried me, this meant it was in his hair. We rinsed his hair out in the sink with the sprayer and found a three inch abrasion. Again, thanking God it was an abrasion instead of a gouge. It was bleeding enough as is. Once we got Bubba calm it stopped and we were able to get him set up with some ice on his head. He’s good and he is extremely happy that we did not have to go to the emergency room.
While dealing with the situation, I realized that many times we react before taking a breath. As Christians and, more importantly, as parents we need to take a breath.
Psalms 94: 19 When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy. (HCSB)
I honestly believe that God comforted my troubled mother’s heart and equipped me in this situation. This matters because God cares about us and wants the best for us.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. (HCSB)