Sunday, November 24, 2013


On Friday, Samuel accidentally got pushed onto our wood stove. He held out his hands to stop from falling onto the stove and burned both his palms.

He is fine now. He was in a lot of pain when it happened and was screaming and screaming. Burns HURT. I did everything right...kept his hands in cold water, put flamazine on and colloidal silver spray...Tylenol for the pain as well as arnica for the trauma. But I felt so out of control. My heart was racing and I couldn't help the pain my child was in. I remembered the pain Eva was in and how there was nothing I could do then either...

I've known that losing Eva doesn't give the rest of my kids a free pass from death but, on some level, I thought maybe it might, kinda...but that night I really realized that Samuel could easily have severely burned his face instead of his hands or that he could get run over by the bobcat clearing snow or that he could, well, just die in his sleep...

I won't live in fear but that night was scary in the potential what if's it brought back to me...


  1. It's such a jolt, isn't it?

    I'm glad that Samuel is doing ok, you did everything that I would (and have done, for me) do.

  2. So sorry to hear about Samuel! So thankful that it wasn't worse! Thank you Lord <3 ((((hugs))))

  3. Oh no poor Samuel xx You are a great mum - it is hard now when they are hurt or sick xx

  4. Wow, so glad that Samuel is ok. Burns are scary stuff. Whenever one of my kids get hurt- more than a minor scrape- I go straight back five years ago. Love to you, Renee

  5. I am so grateful that Samuel wasn't hurt more seriously.