Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Dare You...

The boys LOVE basketball.  They especially love to play at their Grandma and Papa's house because when the net is lowered they are able to dunk on it.

This was on Easter Sunday.

So on Monday, yesterday, I decided to show the boys how I could dunk on our lowered net...

The lowered net that they aren't able to reach, THANK GOD!!

Because I ran up and dunked, with two hands and closed my eyes because I was afraid the ball would hit me in the head.  

Well the ball didn't hit me in the head.  No it didn't.

What did hit me in the head was the backboard. 

I was lying on the ground unable to move and yelled to Jonah to get the next door neighbors and call Grandma.

I am so proud of my boy, he was amazing.

Within moments my neighbor was there along with my mom and sweet sister.

I took my very first ride in an ambulance.  It was all very dramatic with the orange board and safety straps and gurney.

Today I am thanking God that I am just badly bruised and scraped.  Nothing is broken, just sporting a sweet  noggin on my forehead, along with a mild concussion.  Who needs botox when a backboard can do the trick?? 

Joe was feeling guilty because the basketball net had blown over a couple of weeks ago and he had been meaning to take it down.

We are all so grateful that it was me and not one of the kids. 

My precious babies were so worried...I was a mess thinking about how traumatic the whole thing must have been for them.  

Micah was so concerned.  He is the one who dared me to dunk...

He made me a card and told me that he was going to sleep in daddy's spot so he could check on me all night.  My precious boy.

I feel the love!!

So I'm not going to dare any of you to dunk...

But I am going to dare you (and me) to something else...because life can change in the blink of an eye...

I dare you to take every moment you have with your loved ones and gratefully cherish them!!    

Give thanks to the LORD,  for he is good.  His love endures forever.  Psalm 136:1


Meg said...

EMILY!! Bless you heart! I am so glad you are ok and a momma is always relieved when it is her and not one of her littles. Thankful for God's protection over all of you! Get well beauty!! xoxo

Melissa Sikora said...

Oh No Em! Glad you're on the mend! Beautiful Pictures! Thanks for sharing!

momto8 said...

what fabulous pictures!! beautiful!
what a basketball adventure you had!! oh my goodness!!!
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