I'll spare you the details in case some of you are squeamish, but while pulling half of the lid back on the can of pears my left hand got in the way, and I cut myself, badly.
The second I saw the cut (a deep one) my first reaction was, that's the grossest thing I've ever seen! My second was, "Honey get the kids in the car I need stitches." It took a minute for the news his wife was in mortal peril (perhaps this is a slight exaggeration) to set in, but then my husband snapped into action.
He sent the three year old downstairs to fetch a clean towel, the three year old got confused and he got it for me himself. Curious I looked at my cut, maybe my imagination had played a trick on me and it wasn't that bad. I looked at it again, it was still the grossest thing I'd ever seen, I put the clean towel on it and didn't take it off until I was at the doctors.
We were out of the door in three minutes flat, pretty good for a family who runs late on Sunday mornings. But then we realized we hadn't let the dog out that morning and we didn't have cell phones, so back in the house my husband went.
To make a long story short I wound up with 4 stitches in the web of my hand, my tendons are okay. After living with these stitches for two days however it's not my hand that hurts, it's my neck and back from picking up my children funny.
It was such a silly place to cut myself, but apparently necessary. I'm reminded of 1 Corinthians chapter 12 when Paul is talking about how every part of the Body of Christ is important. I wonder if when Paul wrote this passage of scripture if he was suffering from some sort of injury, because sometimes you just don't realize how important part of your body is until it doesn't work quite right.
Now for the link up. Link up any posts you have that are encouraging. Of course I'd appreciate a link back too, but I won't make you feel guilty if you don't : )
Will you learn along with me? Let's encourage one another.