We survived another one!

barbed-wire-146547_640Every year our Thanksgiving tries to go south.

And sometimes succeeds.

But it’s always for some good purpose, we trust.

This year (2012) was no exception:

  1. One of our grandsons was walking over our property and failed to notice a fence. Made of barbed wire.
    It missed his eye by 1/2 inch.
  2. One of our grandsons fell out of our huge fig tree. And tore open a wound that had just had stitches removed two days before.

A trip to an ER for a tetanus booster and a couple of butterfly bandages later, plus some soaking of blood-stained clothing, and we are no worse for the wear.

And we are not afraid.

And we are thankful.

Cannot wait for next year!

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

10 thoughts on “We survived another one!

  1. Hi Kathy, Glad that it was not worse for you all. So you have the new grandbabies. SO happy for you. Love the snow falling here on your blog. That’s all we may see in South MS.


    1. Hey, Karen!
      We are expecting snow this weekend and they’ve told us to prepare to hunker down. Probably won’t amount to much, but who knows? They say the one job where you can be dead wrong 70% of the time and stay employed is the weatherman.
      We are very thankful nothing was as bad as it could have been. Such precious children, to us, and such innocent activities, but the enemy always loves to stir the pot.
      Yes, we had a 2-week-old and a 4-week-old to cuddle on, plus a 7-month-old and an 18-month-old. And one still in the works. It’ll be crazy fun next year! 🙂

  2. That’s the spirit!! Some city boy don’t fall from fig trees…and it’s a shame…you need to do things like these to be able to proclaim you had a happy childhood!

    1. He was not very happy that night. But we could make him smile when we told him “no spankings until this heals!” He thought that pretty funny and it helped dry his tears. It really was an ugly injury, but his parents say he is doing well, now. 🙂
      You are right, though, Giuls, we all need to have some adventure. This one who fell really loves going to musical plays, too, which is a city-boy adventure, of sorts. 🙂

      1. Sounds like it was worst than i imagined… we all gotta have bruises for sure…but not the really bad kind…lol…just kids bruises…when it get too serious is never good…no lesson in that…glad he is ok!!! I’m a city boy myself…that’s i i think that way…at least i’m a city boy from old times…cities were more fun that time…now they mean video games and computers and internet and not going to the streets cause it’s not safe…i was a kid that played at the streets all day long…

        1. So was I. We played baseball and roller skated in the streets, and biked everywhere. Not these days! But even in the country we must be careful because of little law enforcement in the country and drug dealers knowing they can hide in the country.
          Our grandson is doing better. He is one to get into big adventures. He is only 8 and has had two broken arms. One time, his little sister was the one who broke his arm. They were just playing and she jumped onto his arm, accidentally. But then he once knocked out one of her teeth with a seat belt buckle. They just seem to play a bit too rough. KIDS!

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