When I saw the WordPress weekly photo challenge theme on Friday morning, I knew right away what my pick would be. Since my five-year old loves to draw so much, I recently signed him up for sketching classes and the first class was last Thursday afternoon. His comment about the first class: “That was SO MUCH fun!” The teacher showed the kids how to draw simple pictures step by step using a wonderful book (yet it’s out of print) called “Build a Doodle“. They drew outlines for eight items during the class and the teacher encouraged them to color them at home. Here are two of the drawings my son drew. Simple, yet lovely. I’m a proud mama.
But then on Friday afternoon I got one of those calls that changes it all. The call that makes the world collapse like a deck of cards around you. My husband went skiing over two hours away from our house that day. He had a very bad fall and suffered a traumatic brain injury (thank god for his helmet). He was airlifted to the nearest hospital and stabilized. We spent half the day Saturday in the car to go see him, although the kids had to stay in the waiting room as kids weren’t allowed in the intensive care unit. I quickly realized he wasn’t well physically and mentally. I requested him to be transferred to our hospital close to home and got my request fulfilled on Sunday night. He’ll hopefully get all the physical and cognitive therapy he needs over the next weeks (or months) to recover. Fingers crossed.
The hospital wanted me to take some of his belongings so I left with his cut-up clothes, his watch and his wedding ring. A simple wedding ring, in a simple plastic bag. Yet a constant reminder that my husband is in the hospital instead of at home with us.
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