Today was the kind of day that no parent wants to experience. It was definitely one that I hope to never have to repeat! Let me start of by saying that Orion is fine. With that in mind let's get to our story.
This morning was the kind of day where there was nothing going on, no plans, and lots of sunshine. Orion and I had breakfast, got dressed, and decided to take a trip to the park. That is where our day took quite a turn. I took my camera along so I could take some pics and hope to get a good shot for the 365 project. We were running around taking pictures when we got to a small bridge that goes over a cement filled creek. I sat the timer on the camera and sat it down so I could get a pic of the two of us together. As I turned O accidentally stepped off the side of the bridge, onto the embankment (which was luckily mud!) and rolled down into the cement at the bottom. I ran down the embankment and picked up the crying boy. He went limp in my arms. I carried him up the hill and called 911. He started crying again immediately but I was still terrified. His biggest complaint was that he had lost his shoe. The sheriff showed up quickly followed by the ambulance. They started the trip out with O in a neck brace & on the back board...but by the time we got to the hospital he was curled up in my lap. The doctors looked over O and everything checked out fine. He had a cut on his head, but that wasn't even big enough for stitches. No other cuts, no broken bones, no serious bumps. O's daddy met us at the hospital and took us all home. When I got back to my car I saw Orion's shoe waiting for us in the seat of my car. The lovely sheriff had gone back to the creek to search for it. I am so grateful that everything turned out ok, but I have never been that scared in my life. My son means the world to me and seeing him in any sort of pain breaks my heart. He is such an amazing kid. By the time we got back to the house he was hunting through his toys for swords and shields and was ready to run and play. He truly is a blessing to the lives of everyone around him. Today's pic is one of O's head wound. It makes me sad to see, but it also reminds me of how lucky I am that it was his only injury (by WHY always the face!!).