split second scare
I know we have all had them...but it is such a different story when the split second scare involves your own child...let alone your infant! I experienced one of these moments with Titus when he was a baby and have had several more with 2 little boys running around exploring every inch of every playground between here and Washington DC. However, I had my first one with Simeon while on the most recent "study evacuation" in Tennessee.
I was putting Simeon in his carseat and decided to lift the seat up onto a higher surface before doing all the buckles. As I lifted the handle...I thought it snapped into place...and as I hoisted it up onto my forearm, the seat flipped forward throwing Simeon face first onto the rug which covers a concrete floor. My heart ached and my words were feeble...but God was near to me. I was all alone in the house, so I called Mark and asked him to pray...Simeon was screaming so loudly that I couldn't hear Mark over the phone...but the Spirit was ministering and strengthening! Simeon calmed down and Mark asked me to send a picture of Simeon so he could see if he thought it looked like anything serious.
As I look at the photo now...it doesn't look like anything much (this was immediately after the fall...and the bruising didn't set in until the next morning), but it is obvious when an infant has a black eye...and he did for a few days! Thankfully, we are all back to normal......but I now double and triple check the carrier before I lift it up!