Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I can't afford it, but it's mine.



Denise over at Victory Road does these great blog post called I can't afford it, but its mine. She talks about moments and blessings in our lives that can't be given a price tag. I was having a really rough morning the other day when I hopped on over to read her post...it really hit home...and humbled me.

Last week, on Lyla's Birthday, Jude had his top front tooth accidentally knocked out. He hit a metal bar and chipped the tooth right off at the gum line (uggg just typing that made me squirm). I was so upset. If we had not had a house full of guest I probably would have started to cry right there in our living room. I was upset for a lot of reasons...the thought of how painful it must have been for him, his poor little mouth bled all night long, the fact that he was going to have to go to the dentist...and get the rest of his tooth pulled out ... and all the drama and anxiety that goes along with that, I wondered if he get teased because he will have to go around toothless for at least a year or more (he starts kindergarten in the fall, kids can be mean), and the big selfish tug was at my mamas heart, you see his cute little gabbed baby teeth are one one my favorite features about him...and to me personally when your kids lose their baby teeth it means they are really growing up...and bam in less than 30 seconds...he was grown up.

With all that said, the next morning I was so nervous about taking him to the dentist, and read Denise's post...I can't afford it, but it's mine...I the mist of worry, anger, and just plain throwing myself a pity party...I felt God really tug at my heart. It really wasn't a big deal. It was just a tooth...a baby tooth at that. He was a healthy strong boy. He wasn't laying in a hospital bed somewhere...he isn't sick fighting for his life...he just lost a tooth...a tooth that will grow back.

So with that said...

My children's health...I can't afford it, but it's mine.

6 comments:

Leah said...

oh my goodness, sweet baby! i'm glad everything turned out okay. and really love what you're saying here. so good God used this also to remind us of His goodness through everything.

Denise said...

your words and heart are so sweet.
your boys is so handsome.
i would ache to if one of my children lost a tooth prematurely... but for more selfish reasons.
praising God that you found comfort in the "i can't afford it, but it's mine."

Susan Liberatore said...

Awww, you are such a sweet, caring mama. He is adorable...front tooth, no tooth, gap! Just adorable. xo

beth said...

oh Christina.... this post reminded me of a similar thing that happened with my sweet youngest boy. We had just moved a week prior and when my hubbie got home from work he came in and Cole was so excited to see him they started rough housing and Cole jumped off the couch and hit his face on our coffee table! I was in the basement and the BANG was so loud I thought the china cupboard had tipped over!!! I ran up to see my husband carrying Cole to the bathroom with blood running out of his mouth. Here he'd knocked his top 2 and bottom 2 teeth loose~ (they were pushed completely back against the roof of his mouth!) I am such a woos about stuff like that- I was crying and sooo upset- and didn't know who to call because we had no dentist in this new town... turned out we rushed him to an oral surgeon who gently pushed each one back in the socket and said they'd probably attach and they did! It was a miracle...haha I pictured my three year old walking around with NO front teeth for about 5 years- man.... what we don't survive right? Between my 2 boys they had 7 broken bones growing up! I could write a book! But they are well and we all got through it. Have a peaceful day my friend. xoxo

17 Perth said...

First off, poor poor little guy. Secondly, love your perspective. And how true it is. The other night while eliza was screaming and I was dreaming about sleep, God prompted me to many friends who cannot have children. At 4 am with no sleep, and no signs of sleep, I am blessed. Amazing how good He is to urge us to see a bigger perspective.

Jenni Price illustration said...

Oh Wow, this is so, so, super hard Christina...I'm so sorry this happened!!! I know that it's only temporary until he gets his gown up tooth but still, I can feel your mama "pain." God's blessings.....