I can’t believe that over a year and a half ago, we took the big step to move out into the country. Although it seemed like such a daunting thing to do at the time, we really have made the best move ever.
Not only has the relationship between myself and Norman flourished even more, but our children are also not the same little humans they were in the city. There you could almost feel their anxiousness, no doubt caused by the hustle and bustle of modern city life. But out here in the country, they are relaxed and content. It makes me a really happy mom to see them this way.
Hagan and Bowen, our two boys, have become the “outdoorsy” types. They are forever exploring the countryside or fishing, or both at the same time! Hayley is still very much attached to me and goes everywhere I do. I don’t mind at all; I love that little girl.
A little accident
Of course, as with all things in life, whenever things are going so well, something will have to go wrong. And it all started with a piece of jewellery, can you believe it? I have a beautiful brooch that my mother gave me on the day that myself and Norman were married. It’s such as a beautiful piece and reminds me of my lovely mother every time that I see it. Oh I do miss her.
The thing is, Hayley loves it too, and although I don’t mind her wearing it when I am around, I tend to pack it away most of the time. Not only does it have a sharp pin, but it has some sharp points on it as well, and I am worried that little Haley will hurt herself with it. Now, unfortunately, Haley found out where I keep it – in my top cupboard. While I was working in my vegetable garden outside, she managed to convince Bowen to climb the inside of the closet, using the shelves as steps in the aim of retrieving the brooch.
The problem is that he slipped and crashed down from about five feet up, right onto his left ankle. I just heard a scream and crash, and I was inside before I knew it to find Bowen wailing in pain. I quickly put a cushion under his ankle, and we called Dr. Simons, the local town doc. He was out to our place in about five minutes and quickly put my fears at ease. Bowen luckily had not broken his ankle, but it was a very bad sprain. He would need to rest it for at least three weeks, possibly more.