Monday, May 24, 2010

Unexpected Blessings

My sister-in-law, Karen, has a nephew, Sam, who is about Tattoo Boy's age. Like TB, Sam enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing the drums. Friday afternoon, Sam lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a sign. As of today, he's had four surgeries for a lacerated liver, fractured pelvis, broken leg and fusion of nine vertebrae in his spine. Thank God he was wearing a helmet for it could have been far worse!

Some folks would have fallen to pieces over this accident - not Sam and his family. They're grateful he's still with us. Sure, he's got a long road to recovery ahead of him, but he's here and that's enough of a blessing to keep the Taylor family praying and praising. And they're an inspiration to me.

My unexpected blessing this weekend was finally having a few hours to myself for my sewing. I worked on a quilt for my ex-husband's nephew's high school graduation. Almost done with the piecing - had it not been for a goofy error, I would have completed the top by now.

Next up - a comfort quilt for Sam.



Anonymous said...

He's so blessed the lord was his light and salvation or else he probably wouldn't have made it!

Prayers are a blessing that will always be our shield keeping us from getting harmed....

I hope he gets better soon :)

Linda and Piwacket said...

Oh my goodness...I'm so glad this young man survived a horrible accident. We are told to give thanks in all circumstances, and this is definitely one of those.'re a saint for making quilts for members of your ex-husband's family.