A Bump on the Head, But Blessed

Thunderstorms and high winds came through our area this afternoon. Just before the storm hit, I heard something hit our roof. I looked outside. It wasn’t raining yet and there was no thunder or lightning, so I went out to see what it was. I underestimated the wind, because I was almost to the front porch when another limb fell and hit me in the head, leaving a big bump there and a scrape on my neck. It was an exciting afternoon, but not the kind of excitement I prefer. The incident reminded me again of how much I have to be thankful for:

#1286. not losing consciousness or having a serious injury from that knock to the head by this limb.

#1287. the kids stayed inside and were safe while I ran outside to check on the roof.

#1288. lessons learned (wait ’til you’re sure the storm has passed to check for damage).

#1289. safety during the deluge the wind blew in.

#1290. the privilege of speaking at a curriculum resources class at the local community college (and leaving them with a great impression of homeschooling families, I hope!).

#1291. the great companies I get to work with as I review their products.

#1292. family members who care about me and offer to get out in the thunderstorm to take me to the hospital. (I didn’t go.)

#1293. more rain! (We’re planting our garden on Friday!)

#1294. ibuprofen and caffeine to take the edge off my headache so I could do my presentation tonight.

#1295. readers who are kind enough to read my gratitude list even when it jumps back and forth among subjects because I’m tired and this knot on my head really hurts! Thank you!

What blessings did you see around you today?

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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20 Responses to A Bump on the Head, But Blessed

  1. Sandy says:

    You are too funny!! So glad your ok! Stay out of the storm!! this should be your mantra or something…

    • I’ll try that next time, Sandy! There wasn’t really a storm at that point—just some wind, and I didn’t realize how hard it was blowing. Next time I won’t try to see just how hard!

  2. Julie cleeland says:

    Yikes girl! I’m so glad you’re okay despite a nasty bump. Take care of yourself:)

  3. So glad you’re okay! That’s a big limb! Sorry I didn’t text you back, I was on the phone when you texted, then it was late, I forget I’m not the only night owl and you’re an hour behind me. We have much to be thankful for friend!

  4. so glad you are ok! congrats on speaking at the college – wonderful opportunity! sorry you had to do it with a knock on your noggin! it is funny how tough situations can change our perspective (had you seeing double – lol) ok- not funny! I take it back 😉

  5. Betsy McCaskey says:

    OMGoodness!!! How very scary! Praising God for your protection! Hope your head feels better when you wake up! =)

  6. Carmen says:

    Don’t let your bump last as long as Sarah’s did before she went to the doctor. Bless your heart. I’ll be praying.

  7. Ok, please stay inside if the storms in your area…happen to be near your home! Love ya too much for anything to happen to you!

  8. tijuanabecky says:

    Glad to hear you’re okay Jennifer. Will say a prayer for the bump on your head too. :)

  9. Jen G says:

    Oh man…I’m glad you are okay!!!

  10. Robin says:

    I’m so glad you are ok. That could have ended much differently. Next time, you don’t come out until the sun is shining! :)

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