My hubby and I love to go to Estate Sales. We love looking at the houses while sifting through the items. I always wonder about the people who had lived there, you can tell a lot about them by the items in the sale. Last Thursday we went to one a couple miles from the house. Oh my at the items, she was a baker, Wilton cake pans galore. But I believe they also maybe set up tables somewhere like at a flea market. The house was full! We love going and finding things to resell on E bay. Found some good deals at this one and a few little odds and ends for ourselves.
When we were ready to check out we had to go out the backdoor down the steps to the garage. I had my hands full, 3 bundles of little metal and plastic cars and trucks (Silas only has girl stuff at the Appleton house to play with), and a salt and pepper shaker set in a flat box. So I had that in my left hand and was holding on to the railing with my right hand, I could not see where I was going. I got to the end of the railing and just assumed the stairs were finished, but guess what? (And we all know what assuming does...) There was one more step and of course when I stepped out I caught the edge of the step and down I went. It happened so quickly, I remember saying: "Oh Lord, Help!"
I hit full force on my knees and my chest with those items in my hand. It wasn't pretty. I hit hard, it knocked the breath out of me and I rolled over on my back. Of course I scared everyone to death and they ran over and started asking me if I was ok and if they could help me up. I told them I just needed to lie there a minute and catch my breath. I should of told them what I really was doing. I was praying "Lord, please do not let anything be broke! Please Lord!" I sat up then got on my knees and raised myself up on a chair that they brought over. I sat there for a few minutes, moving parts and seeing if I was hurting anywhere. I am proud to say I did not break anything, not even the salt and pepper shaker. Thank you Jesus! Bruised, yes I have several bruises, my left hand and pinky is the worse. Bruises on the knees and arms and a scrape on my chest from the metal truck. A little sore here and there but I am okay!
The swelling has gone down considerably, my hand is pretty much a lite shade of purple, the pictures do not show all of it. I am so glad that I thought to take my wedding rings off right away. But I am so glad that nothing was broke. Thank you Jesus!
I guess my real reason for sharing this is to reinforce how quickly things can happen. I am so glad that I know Whom to cry out to when things happen! He is there when we need Him!
Think about it what is the first thing out of your mouth when you find yourself in a predicament? Something to think about huh?
'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.' Psalm 46:1
until next time...nel