Monday, October 12, 2015

Cinderella came by today!

  I am so grateful for Sundays, even though they are the days I miss my kids the most! When the kids were little, Sunday was always our family day, we knew nothing would be on the schedule...except going to Church and family time for the rest of the day. I miss the days when after church, we would either make cards and letters to send to Grandma and Grandpa, or make treats and secretly drop them off to a family or friend in need. Yes, I love the spiritual recharge Sundays are but... sometimes it is a bit lonely for us Empty Nesters!
A dear friend of mine ( young friend ) asked if I could fix her Cinderella doll. As I was walking into church today, she came up to me with her injured Cinderella in a bag. I told her that I wouldn't take it into church but would put it in the car until I could personally take her to the Woodard Hospital. Right after church, she ran up to me and asked if I had fixed her yet :) I smiled and said not yet.

After dinner and getting to spend some time on Face Time with our kids, I went downstairs to see how serious the injuries were on Cinderella.
I quickly realized this might take a bit longer than I thought so I sent my young friend this photo and  text on her Mom's phone...
Dear_______,        I've take a look at Cinderella, and it looks like we might have to keep her overnight, since we have to fix the problem on her back and her arm. But the good news is, she is resting well and not too scared. And as you can see, she has already made a new friend. Good Night!
Dr. Woodard
She had a band- aid on her back when she first arrived at the hospital!
She ended up needing...12 Stitches in her left arm, 7 in her left hand and 28 stitches in her back ( lower lumbar area )...ouch!

 The laceration on her left arm was worse than I thought, but I made sure on my medical notes to give her strict instructions. She was to leave the bandage on for a couple of days so that the stitches wouldn't get wet! :) 

I am so grateful that she was a sweet patient and had lots of courage!

 Even though she had lots of different injuries, I think she will be fine to go home tomorrow. I think she will probably be released after lunch some time!
Jeff, just kept laughing at me and all I was doing for my little friend. He said when another little kid sees what all you have done for Cinderella, they are all going to want to bring their injured dolls or animals to the Woodard Hospital for Dr. Woodard to take a look at them.:) No I don't want to get into that business, but it was sure hard to tell this sweet little girl...that Dr. Woodard was too busy to take any new patients! Sure I had the time!

Doing this for my little friend tonight made me remember these 2 quotes that I love about faith, healing and hope!
Good Night dear friend, Dr Woodard is going to bed! :)

Don’t say, “No one understands me; I can’t sort it out, or get the help I need.” Those comments are self-defeating. No one can help you without faith and effort on your part. 9 Your personal growth requires that. Don’t look for a life virtually free from discomfort, pain, pressure, challenge, or grief, for those are the tools a loving Father uses to stimulate our personal growth and understanding. As the scriptures repeatedly affirm, you will be helped as you exercise faith in Jesus Christ. 10 That faith is demonstrated by a willingness to trust His promises given through His prophets 11 and in His scriptures, which contain His own words. You may not fully understand how to do this yet, but trust that He will help you use your agency to open the doors for His healing to occur. Faith in Christ means we trust Him; we trust His teachings. That leads to hope, and hope brings charity, the pure love of Christ—that peaceful feeling that comes when we sense His concern, His love, and His capacity to cure us or to ease our burdens with His healing power. ~ Richard G. Scott

“Be assured that there is a safe harbor. You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. Your Heavenly Father—who knows when even a sparrow falls—knows of your heartache and suffering. He loves you and wants the best for you. Never doubt this. While He allows all of us to make choices that may not always be for our own or even others’ well-being, and while He does not always intervene in the course of events, He has promised the faithful peace even in their trials and tribulations.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

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