See this lovely cabin?
This is the “Dot” where we moved after the Cookseys went home. See the lovely landscaping? the reflection on the storm door? the huge poles around the porch with one right at the stairs?
Bob was also getting excited about the stars. One night I was already in bed reading. He went outside to look at the stars and decided there were too many lights on in the cabin. So he went in and turned them off. He thought he knew just where the pole and the stairs were. I had left a flashlight right at the door, but he never noticed it. He never even thought to grab one.
He fell off the porch and thanks be to God he did NOT crack his head on those large stones!! I thought I heard him cry out. I called to him. No answer. I called louder; no answer. So I went running to the front door just in time to see him coming through the door dripping blood from his leg and arms.
I am so thankful my sister keeps a first aid kit in each cabin! I cleaned him up, got him bandaged and put to bed with some Tylenol. His right knee was already bruising. And sadly, that is the same knee upon which he has had meniscus repair – TWICE!
Next day he was stiff and sporting many bruises. We were so thankful he had NOT hit his head. We were too far away from civilization for emergency medical care. I decided I should increase my prayers for safety for the family for the remainder of this trip! Yikes. “Here I am at, Camp Grenada!”
Now his gashes and bruises have healed up. He has a new scar on his leg to remember Colorado! Those stars were lovely, though.
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.Psalm 147:4-5 HCSB
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD rescues them from them all.Psalm 34:19 NRSV
2 thoughts on “Bob Liked Stars, too!”
Yikes. Glad it turned out relatively ok–as you noted, it could have been a lot worse.
It’s really hard to push the ‘like’ button 7 this post! I still sense the confusion as I fell. Glad it was only a short drop.