Monday, July 28, 2008

Grace

It's days like today that I truly hope that Livia is blessed with much more grace than I am. Not the kind of grace that you give towards others, but the kind that's required for navigating one's body without bumps or falls.

I do not have that kind of grace!

Ever since I was a very little girl, I've been extremely clumsy. Sometimes it was because I got in too much of a hurry; other times it was just because I wasn't watching where my feet were going. Regardless, there was nary a week go by without a new bruise or scratch.

Even to this day, grace eludes me...

As I was going down the stairs last night to hopefully get some laundry done - and maybe get some pictures downloaded, I completely lost my footing and fell. Hard. It just about knocked the wind out of me, and I was quite dazed. After realizing that overall I was OK, I got up to assess the damage...

I was carrying my camera (in it's case) and no harm was done to it whatsoever. The cookie in my hand was broken in half, which I took as a sign to eat while I got over my ouchies. My big toenail bent backwards, and now the tip is purplish-black, and my elbow took the brunt of the blow. Luckily nothing's seriously hurt or broken (other than my pride that is)

So next time you're out & about and you see a Mom who keeps tripping over her own two feet, wave - she might be me!

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Hi Amanda,
That sounds just awful. Thank goodness you were not carrying little Livia at the time. Hope you heal up and are all well soon, and as for your toenail! Ouch!
Love and hugs
Lucy XXXXOOOO

The FarmHouse Triplets said...

Glad to hear you were okay! I thought you were going to cry when I was talking to you on the phone right after it happened. Good thing you salvaged the cookie!

OUCH!!!!

Tanya

Tabitha said...

Oh Amanda ~ I hope that you are okay now and the toe nail is not too painfull!!
love and hugs to you XXXXXX