If its one thing I learned through this is how much I love my kids it scares me. We had never had an experience like this. And it really shook both Joey and I. All I know is every night I pray, I thank Heavenly Father that we had another day where our family was safe and protected. Because one day can change everything. We were very lucky her injury wasn't worse because we know it could've been. She could've cracked her skull or had a concussion or worse. We were thankful that didn't happen on top of the 3 inch gash right down the center of her forehead that will sadly scar her for life. I am trying to be more grateful every day for the things I often forget to be grateful for. And I'm trying to be a better mom. I also learned how much Cali's big sisters love her...to see Aubrey break down and Ella look so scared for her little sister was sad but also heartwarming. We united as a family that week to care for our Cali and make sure she was okay. Trials do make you stronger and bring families together. I also learned that whining and crying about house showings and being pregnant and tired was dumb. And an incident like this is something to really cry about. I need to stop throwing myself pity parties and woman up:) As long as my family is healthy and safe and together, what should I ever complain about?
We love you so so much Cali and are glad you are okay! xoxo
Pictures of Cali with packages from both sets of grandparents. She was very spoiled by her favorite thing in the world: Candy! Thanks everyone for the outpouring of love! She also had one of her little friends from school and church bring her a get well gift. It was so sweet. And no, I'm not going to post pics of the actual stitches/cut. They just make me too sad to look at. You can see in the first picture though that her face is a bit swollen because it was just a couple of days after the accident.