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Once again things did not go as I had planned. While trying to help out on the farm and in between homework assignments, I had an accident.
I was pushing cows into the alleyway during branding and things were going great. Suddenly a cow kicked a post which slammed into my finger. It hurt, but I walked away trying to hold myself together…we had so much to do…300 cows and calves to brand. When I went to hand my husband an ear-tagger, I noticed my limp and bloody finger hanging in an unnatural position, a 90-degree angle. I said to my husband, we need to go and he quickly rushed me and the boys to the ER. It is then I realized how much my family needed me to be strong. Even though I’m hurting, by me staying calm, it helped my boys.
I knew I was always important to my family. Until I was hurt, I saw them in a different light. A mother is truly extremely important to her family.
Cooper, my oldest, who is extremely sensitive was like a rock for his brothers to lean on. He diligently helped buckle in his brothers for the ride and never once argued about what he needed to do.
Cash, my strong, silent one, was overcome with emotion, sobbing uncontrollably even after my husband and I reassured him numerous times I would be okay.
Cody, my ornery, feisty one, quickly settled down, unsure of how to react.
It is amazing how different each boy is and when needed how they react to the situation. The boys went to the gift shop and got me a lovely glass ornaments and a multi-colored gecko. They almost got me a 6-foot-long stuffed toy rattlesnake, but Grandma talked them out of it. They wanted it because they knew purple was my favorite color. Can you imagine a purple rattlesnake!
Since the accident, the boys have mentioned many times how much they love me and are sorry I got hurt. They are quick to help out and help which makes me feel like I’m on the right track.
Now, just to get rid of this stupid splint and go to my orthopedic appointment and move one. After all, work is never done in a mother’s day. Just pray for me that my life calms down and I can still figure out how to get everything done.