Yesterday morning we set out on an adventure.
Little did we know how adventurous our day would be.
We decided to go on an excursion to ikea so it was the perfect opportunity for Mr two and Nanny to go on the train. I drove the car with Baby V and they delighted Max’s train obsession.
This is where humanity showed us her true colours.
Nearly at the end destination on the train Nanny stood up to depart with Max and she blacked out. People gathered, help arrived and on our way to the hospital we rushed.
One could say our day was far from what we expected.
Stitches, blood, lots of tests and admission into hospital, we had a crazy day.
Today, I sit here in hospital with my mum, (who is doing much better ) aware of the power of humanity and prayer.
To the people who helped my little man on the train when her Nanny was hurt, Thankyou.
To the people who have prayed whilst we walked through a scary 24 hours, Thankyou.
It showed me the power of humanity and the power of prayer.
We are living in crazy times. The news is full of such terrible stories and I know so many people with health concerns at the moment.
Even though the times are strange, I am determined that the power of humanity and the power of prayer make a difference.
Don’t be afraid of either.
People are brilliant
Prayer is powerful.
And then enter the police officers to our little tale.
In the midst of the craziness of the moments, my little man Max bought his best.
He is obsessed with ambulances, police officers and fire engines.
Hospital waiting rooms are full of ambulances so he constantly remarked. Ambsilence, ambsilence. Oh wow… Ambsilence.
As we drove into the emergency department two big fire engines passed us, just like a divine distraction from his hurting precious Nan.
When we got inside Mum had another episode in the emergency department and Max handled it like a pro.
He was saying hello to the police officers and then he grabbed my phone turned on his favourite song ‘Everything is awesome’ from the Lego movie.
He danced his little heart out right in the middle of the emergency department singing at the top of his voice ‘Everything is awesome’ delighting the hurting audience, waiting frustratingly to be seen by a doctor.
The tense department was lightened by the power of a two year old celebrating life at the fullest.
I smiled and thanked God for perspective from the mouth of babes.
No matter the trials and the troubles, we have the capacity to see the bigger picture and to celebrate every moment we have with our loved ones.
No matter what is happening in the present, there is always a bigger story at play.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
No matter what is happening, we have the power to choose our disposition.
No matter how hard circumstances are, there is someone whose story is harder.
Perspectives, prayer and police officers.
I’m exhausted after yesterday’s shenanigans but I woke up this morning determined to own every moment that is graciously given.