Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sweet spot with Him

My little man had quite a rough weekend. Friday after Kaitlyn finished dance class we grabbed lunch and headed to the park. It was a beautiful day in the 70's with No Wind!!! Absolutely beautiful!!
We were taking our last run of the playground when Jackson ran down a ramp and fell down. He started to brace himself on the ground to stand up and immediately stated screaming. Poor babe had his hands on a metal plate at the end of the playground and in a matter of seconds his hands were fire red and blistered. He screamed and screamed so I knew something was not right. I called the hubs who (thank you Jesus) was a block away at lunch and we headed to the Emergency room.
After 3 hours waiting and Jackson screaming the entire!! time we learned he had suffered 2nd degree burns to his hands.
Only Jackson and I were allowed back to the room, so from 1:00-3:15 I walked, rocked, wept, sang and bounced trying to soothe my poor baby boy.
At 3:15 they gave him Tylenol with codeine and he finally got relief and snuggled into my neck.
This Mama also gave a huge sigh of relief and tears flooded my eyes so thankful that, for the moment he was at peace.
As we waited to be discharged, he slept so soundly. I was so thankful for the "sweet spot" Jackson had found in my neck and it reminded me of the scripture I have written in our kitchen this week from Deuteronomy.

"Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure, in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders."
Deuteronomy 33:12 (NIV) rest between His shoulders.

God gave me a clear picture this weekend of what comfort and rest looks like to someone seeking relief from pain.
My prayer is that I find more moments in the "sweet spot" with the Lord. That He is my comfort and place of refuge , my rest and my security. That in the midst of pain or trial or suffering, only moments with Him will be the calm.

J- man is a trooper and hasn't really fussed a bit since we've been home. We go back to the doctor Monday so they can show me how to treat the blisters and prevent scarring. Your prayers would not be wasted on healing for our little man!! Hope your weekend was less eventful ;)

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