Yesterday was a bit of a strange day. We had our first session of Homeschool Gym & Swim at YMCA. The boys had a great time, and participated well. I got to meet some wonderful new moms and actually have some adult conversation.
But as we were walking up the stairs to leave, Jake somehow tripped and managed to hit the side of his head on the corner of a table. I didn’t think anything of it at first until the mom on the other side of him mentioned that it was bleeding. Next thing I know, there was blood everywhere. Fortunately, we were just finishing swim lessons and had wet towels. We applied the wet towels to his head still thinking that it wouldn’t be a big deal, until we moved the towels away and saw his head split open just beside his eye, looking a little like a pair of lips on the side of his face.
We realized at this point that he was definitely going to need medical attention and quite possibly stitches. The mom that noticed the blood offered to take my boys home with her while I took Jake to urgent care. This was amazing considering that we had just met less than two hours earlier at the beginning of class. We had discovered that they only lived about five minutes from our house. What a tremendous blessing, and what an amazing God we have.
From there, the kindness just kept growing. Someone quickly called our pediatrician to see if we could get Jacob in there instead of taking him to urgent care because it is the middle of flu season, glad they thought of that because it would have never crossed my mind. Then to add to it, the assistant director offered to ride with us to make sure that Jake stayed awake while their swim instructor followed behind to give him a ride back to work.
I am still humbled to have so many people offer their generosity to us. To all who helped, thank you again for your care over our family.