Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My man

Itty Bit finally graduated to a residual snotty nose without a cough, so we headed to soccer circus practice.

May I present for your viewing pleasure, a momentous occasion:  Itty Bit following directions!!!


There’s a cute little directions following boy on the far left, in case you didn’t catch it right off…

Of course, he managed to get busted for using Cutie Left as a snare drum within that same time frame, but still… progress people, progress! :)



I got temporarily distracted by the adorableness that is my granddaughter, Cindy Lou Hoo:


(Which totally reminds me of this one… couldn’t you just kiss that nose all.day.long?)


And captured the little munchkin talking Grandpa into heading for the swings:


The next thing I knew, people were running.  Yelling.  On their cell phones.

Within 60 seconds, flashing lights.


Big Brother.  Followed by his Dad.


In bewilderment, I watched my husband swiftly drop Cindy Lou Hoo with us and stride to an approaching aid car.  He emerged with medical gear and hauled to his destination.

Soccer practice skid to a halt as a team of 4-year olds stared in wide eyes at the ambulance.


Remember the quarry?


Surrounded by irresistibly climbable rock walls.

And a 12-year old who did a face-plant down onto them.


His friends came running toward the park.

“He fell!  He’s bleeding from his ear!  He’s sleeping!”


Eleventy eons later, Big Brother emerged covered in dirt.

He had climbed the rocks and wedged himself as Mr. Daddy carefully loaded the child onto a backboard.

Now conscious, he was disoriented and altered.  He didn’t know his name or where he was and had suffered obvious head trauma and potential chest injuries.

All I could do was pray.


Can I tell you that there’s a special kind of pride in watching your man charge into trouble like he can fix anything in the world?

I’ll leave it for future posts – stories of how he has been the first responder on the scene and played point even after the “official” help gets there.  How it calmed my panicked mind to see his face come into view from the smoking wreck of my driver’s seat.  How he rescued kids in a submerged car and held a dying accident victim.

As goofy as we get around here… I am grateful, so grateful for my capable and selfless man.


As you wish.


Unknown said...

I am speechless Rachel, prayers for this young boy and his family...
and what a hero you have in Mr daddy , chilling how quickly things happen.

Shana Putnam said...

Oh my gosh. I will pray for that boy. That would be terrifying. I am so happy that you have a caring, capable husband to help people. I can only imagine how safe you must feel when he is there. I know I am that way with Chris too and we are so blessed to have them.

Allenspark Lodge said...

No smart comments here. You GO Mr.D.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

WOW it's amazing how things can change in the blink of an eye! I was proud just reading about Mr Daddy so I can only imagine how it makes you feel!!

Hope the young man is okay!

brian said...

Good job, Mr. D. Well done. Proud of you:)

Aunt Crazy said...

I always knew Mr. Daddy was the REAL DEAL!

Please let us know if y'all hear anything about that boy, I'll be thinking of him and his family!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for the boy and his family... I think you're justifiably proud of The Man!

Kmama said...

I hope that boy is okay.

It has to be comforting to know that Mr. Daddy can handle emergency situations, and does so in a calm manner.

Taylor said...

Wow. Amazing-and I hope the boy is ok. I am glad your husband was there to help!

Foursons said...

Oh goodness, that is absolutely terrifying. I hate when things like that happen. I hope the boy is OK and am humbled by Mr. D's selflessness in emergency situations.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, what a sight. My heart is racing and I'm just sitting in my home with a coffee reading it!

WTG Mr. Daddy! I hope the kid turns out ok.

Tezzie said...

Wow...what a scary moment...I can understand the pride you must feel for Mr.D!! Hope the boy is ok.

And, to comment on the first part of the post...Way to go, Itty Bit!! Don't the little ones surprise you sometimes!? I took my 2 kids (aged 5 and 4) to a locally organized sports evening once a week this past summer, and I was amazed to see the kids participating in activites I never would've thought they'd be able to do, and play games I didn't think they'd be able to grasp the rules of! They grow up so fast... *wistful sigh*

Unknown said...

OH I am bawling at work! Your hubby is totally Westley! What an honorable, selfless man!

I cannot even begin to imagine how scary that must have been. I am so grateful God brought your family to that park last night - He knew that little boy would need your men.

robin said...

Wow. Awesome. WTG Mr. Daddy! It takes a special person to be a first responder! Sounds like he's a great one.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

So scary!!! Is the boy OK?! You are indeed a blessed woman! So glad Mr. Daddy uses the gifts and talents God gave him to calmly help others. Such a blessing!!

Mrs. NB

Annie said...

Prayers to the boys family and thankful prayers to Mr. Daddy who sounds like an awesome, selfless, compassionate man. Hugs to all.

Brandi said...

Your man is awesome (but you know that)! ;) WTG Mr. D!

Beth Zimmerman said...

This brought tears! Praying for the child! Grateful Mr. D and BB were there to help! Awesome post, Rachel!

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my goodness, thank goodness he was there!

HeatherOz said...

He's definitely a keeper!
I hope the boy is OK!

Kelly said...

How awful for that child...so thankful people were near by to help...you have a hero in Mr. Daddy. We are all so proud of you for your actions Mr. Daddy!

Hey Rach..did you notice that Cutie Left in the first picture looks like his arm are in high 5th! He just needs to bring them in a little and relax his fingers. LOL

Tara G. said...

Oh my goodness- just said a prayer!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

you really are married to a hero

Michelle said...

I'm a little behind on my reading these days, so I got to read the update before the original post. I'm so glad the boy is doing better. I will be keeping him and his family in my prayers.

On another note - you're a grandma? Aren't you like 20 or something?

Stacy said...

Glad that the little boy is feeling better. Wow, that could have ended up so much worse. What great response and help by everyone, too.

You've got yourself a good man there, Rachel. :)

Emily said...

Yep, I'm convinced Mr Daddy totally rocks.
I hope that little boy is ok. :(

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