Saturday, April 16th 2011

i’m a bit upset. and not really wanting to talk about it much yet, but y’all pray. so of course i should.

i’ve written and hit ‘save draft’ a few times.  to explain. but then i didn’t really want to.

on thursday i made a red velvet birthday cake that is sitting in the kitchen, forgotten, uncut. no candles ever made it there. stale. my mom mentioned it earlier. otherwise i probably wouldn’t have remembered it at all.

ethan-11yr had an awful birthday, complete with a concussion and drama and awfulness of much magnitude. and, apparently, no cake.

he was playing capture the flag. he was taking it a bit too seriously. he had the flag. he couldn’t possibly allow Maddie to tag him. he fell. hit his head, hard, on something hard.

i don’t really think i did everything as well as i should have. more could have been done, sooner. if i’d just realized. but i didn’t.  i’m not sure why.

it wasn’t until he was strapped into the MRI thing today that i really fell apart. not good timing. but he was asleep, and the room was empty so i wasn’t bothering anyone. okay, maybe it was good timing.

he’s not thinking or speaking as clearly as normal. he gets words all mixed up, and he can’t do math. all of that makes him defensive and upset and he tries to cover it so people don’t notice.

he’s not himself.

i’m not myself.

i’m not thinking or speaking as clearly as normal. i get my words all mixed up, and i’ve never been able to do math anyway and when i get upset, i go where no one will see me so people don’t notice.

but if you would, i’d love any prayers you might have for ethan-11yr. thank you.

(and if you know scary things about head injuries, oh please don’t tell me. i know many of you are medical types, or have your own experiences that might scare me to pieces. but i can’t hear it yet. if you don’t mind too much.)


18 Comments on “…”

Headless Mom
April 16th, 2011
6:18 pm

Of course I’ll pray! Take care.
Headless Mom recently posted..Its Too Bad They Didnt Have Fun

April 16th, 2011
7:16 pm

Praying here!

April 16th, 2011
7:31 pm

Praying for y’all!

April 16th, 2011
7:40 pm

God made our bodies with a remarkable ability to heal themselves. And I think he adds a boost to that when he hears the prayers of people who care for you and your family. You have my prayers, for Ethan’s healing and for your comfort, peace, and strength.
Geekwif recently posted..Jane Eyre Again And Other Books

April 16th, 2011
8:55 pm

You & your family will be in my prayers — that this will be just a blip on the radar!

April 16th, 2011
9:07 pm

Praying for Ethan, you and your whole family. Prayers for healing, comfort and the calm of knowing that God is present with you.

April 16th, 2011
11:42 pm

We’ll be praying!

April 17th, 2011
12:05 am

I am the God of Abraham your father; don’t fear a thing because I’m with you. I’ll bless you and make your children flourish because of Abraham my servant. Genesis 26:4~The Message Bible

Here is a scripture to stand on, and a prayer has already been sent up.

April 17th, 2011
12:08 am

Make that Genesis 26:24.

Auntie Fran
April 17th, 2011
12:11 am

Dear Kelsey
Please know that I am sending my love and healing thoughts and prayers for Ethan and for strength and comfort to you, Jmom, Mike, Caden and Seth.

April 17th, 2011
12:22 am

I will be praying for all of you.

April 17th, 2011
12:39 am


crickl's nest
April 17th, 2011
12:39 am

Praying for you all, especially Ethan and the doctors.

April 17th, 2011
10:22 am

y’all are so wonderful.. thank you… so sweet. (i just love you)

April 17th, 2011
1:26 pm

We all love you. God loves you. Children have an amazing capacity to heal. And head injuries often leave no lingering effects. Four years ago I fell and fractured my skull, broke my nose, blacked both my eyes, which swelled shut, and had to have stitches. Within a few weeks, I was back to normal–normal for me, at least ;)
We’re praying for you. Keep us posted.
Jan recently posted..Sissy

April 17th, 2011
7:19 pm

Just prayed for Ethan! And you!

Jennifer Sullivan
April 17th, 2011
10:48 pm

Have prayed and will continue to do so over and over again until you tell me that he is better, which I’m praying will have happened by the time you read this. My prayer is that his injuries are short term and that soon he will be back to 100% and this will all just be a nightmare memory. He is strong and we will be strong for you as long as you need us. All my love.
Jennifer Sullivan recently posted..Godzilla in the kitchen

April 18th, 2011
2:24 pm

Oh Kelsey – I wish I had known sooner – I would have started praying sooner. And brought you food. Or thought about bringing you food, or offering to or..or … something. I’m sure he’ll be fine – as another mother of an Ethan, I assure you they recover quickly. There. I’ve said it. He’ll be fine. I have no doubts.

Holler if there is anything I can do.

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