17.9.12

Healing


We lie in the stillness of the night, his fragile body upon my chest.  The rise and fall of his breath.  The calm that the slow and steady rhythm brings to us both.  Just like when he was a baby, except now he's nine and doesn't quite fit in the crook of my neck.  The intention is the same, though.  Giving him comfort and security through the magic of touch and closeness; a little peace in this unfamiliar territory.  Yes, peace is exactly what we need after the weekend we had...  He fell.  Head first off a climbing sculpture at Franconia Park.  He chipped three teeth and broke both wrists.  Until the swelling goes down, he will wear the splints.  Then the casts, and when the pain is a little more manageable, we'll see about the dentist.  For now we're reminded of how life was with a newborn, slow and engrossed in an intoxicating amount of love for this boy.


20 comments:

  1. wishing well and healing good for your little one!
    Sanne from Germany

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  2. Oh my goodness. Poor love. Thinking of you all xx

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  3. Please know that my family is thinking of your family right now. Go slow. Love one another.

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  4. Oh my. My eldest broke her wrist once, and oh, the pain. Sending healing energy your way...

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  5. Hope he gets better soon and keeps climbing everything. Give him looooots of love, it can heal anything. Thinking of you...

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  6. Praying for healing Liz. Our little Emmy broke her collar bone about 12 days ago and I know a bit of what you are going through except she has not had the lasting pain. Thinking of you and him.

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    1. Oh my goodness, I hope Emmy is recovering well.

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  7. Oh that is some fall! Poor guy. Sending many get well wishes x

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  8. Oh no! Sending you and your little guy all the love and healing thoughts I can!

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  9. Oh sweet boy, so sad. When I was a girl I broke my wrists and was very much better fairly fast, children have amazing healing properties and inner strength. I was back to gymnastics within 3 months. My boy broke an arm last year but two at the same time, phew that's hard for you all. Must be tiring for you though, make sure you nourish yourself too at this time as you will be running on empty. x

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    1. I did have to remind myself to take a few minutes away from the house everyday. It's such a relief to have Mike come home from work and take over for a bit.

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  10. Poor kid! Poor you! That must have been so scary. I hope he didn't hit his head! I have a grown son (mine's 21) and I can tell you that this is likely the first of many trips to the ER. Mine broke his arm twice times and his nose once and recently had to have stitches.

    The arms were falls-once with a friend tackling him in football, the other going over the handle bars of his bike. His nose was broken in a rugby game and the stitches were only a few months ago-he broke a glass he was washing and slit his hand wide open. That one was pretty bad. He texted me and asked me to meet him in the ER-he's grown, on his own, but still wanted his mum.

    It's scary when it happens, but so is the nature of boys. Wishing your little guy a speedy recovery and hoping he's not in alot of pain.

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  11. oh my gosh! i hope there is a speedy recovery. ((hug)) to all of you.

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  12. Here's to intoxicating love that will heal all things! My love and healing energy to you all xoxo

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  13. Oh dear. I am a new blog reader and I am sending your son all my healing thoughts. What an accident. I am sure he is in the best hands :)

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  14. Oh my goodness I am so sorry about that- made my teeth hurt just hearing about it. Good perspective though, and I wish him well.

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  15. i am a lurker but have never commented before.....but i just had to since i have tears in my eyes. i have 2 little guys and i have so much fear of injury. he looks so sweet there....soaking in mama's love. i wish you all a speedy recovery.

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  16. Intoxicating love. Well said. Praying for you and yours!

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  17. Thank you all so much for sending your positive, healing energy through the universe! Cole had his casts put on this morning and is already feeling so much better.

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  18. Oh no! Just like my son, I lost track of how many stitches he got. He broke his wrist once, rollerblading. I think he was about 9! Sending lots of healing wishes your way!

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