So you may have noticed I've been a little absent from blogging lately. Or, maybe you haven't. Ha! Anyway, I do have a pretty good reason this time. Last week I decided to get some yard work done while my husband was at work. One of the discs in his back has broken apart, and the piece has been lodged in a part of his spine that is pretty painful so he just wasn't able to do a lot. Praise God though, he has been bathed in prayer lately and yesterday had no pain at all. His doctor thought he would need surgery and when we said we would try prayer first he was kind of like, "Uh, ok. That really doesn't explain it scientifically." God is bigger than science though, isn't he?
Anyway, one of the things I did was trim the hedges in the front yard. With the electric hedgeclippers. I've never used them before and I thought, this should be easy. My girls were out with me and we live on a state road so I will say I was a bit distracted making sure they didn't run onto it. Um, to say the least, that is not a good idea with an electric tool that makes thick branches seem like butter, it cuts so easily.
Yeah, you can probably see where I'm going with this.
My youngest came up to me, I looked over at her, didn't turn it off and got my hand pretty good with it. 7 stitches later, I'm just thankful to God I didn't cut my hand off. Like I said, I wasn't looking and that thing cuts things like they are butter. It's nothing short of God's grace that my two fingers are still here and I can actually feel them. No nerve damage.
Funny side note. When I came home my husband said, "Man, you did a great job with the hedges you did get cut. When your hand heals you should definitely finish it."
You have no idea how hard I laughed.
I'm thinking I'm grounded for life from power tools.