brown eyed fox

way back... wednesday

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and a screw loose!
a WOOD screw to be exact!
3/4 of an INCH!
IN our nine month old child!

we were the TYPICAL "first child" parents...
crazy NUTS about anything & everything...
never let her out of our SIGHT...
washed EVERYTHING that fell on the ground...
outlet covers... cupboards locked... furniture bolted to the wall...
the whole nine yards...
the whole enchilada... 
for pete's sake... she was still sleeping right next to me...
you get the picture...
you know what i mean...

oh and this little turkey was walking!

so... we were headed to my cousin's home one night...
they had just moving into a dreamy home in the inner loop... Houston...
as we walked out the back door to leave... we LOCKED it...
with NO keys in our hands...
we were locked OUT of our home... NO way to get back in.
we could SEE them on the table... ugh
well... what does any hubby do when in this predicament?
why... 
he lops the door handle right off!
since we were running late... we put the knob & parts right inside & we headed out!

fast forward to the next morning...
by this time i had forgotten ALL about the door thing...
i am sitting at the kitchen table (don't recall what the heck i was doing)...
when all of a SUDDEN a sheer panic over-comes me...
i jump up...
look over...
Campbell is right by the knob & parts putting something in her MOUTH...
i run like never before...
reach my finger in her little mouth...
can NOT get it...
SHEER TERROR...
i am SO afraid she is going to try & swallow it... don't want it to go sideways...
she swallows it!
i grab her... run like never before to my neighbor across the street who is a nurse...
SHEER TERROR...
thinking of it now... i'm not to certain why i ran over there...
i think was in total SHOCK...
run back home...
jump in the car and drive straight to the ER.

Daddy meets me there...
we wait...
x-rays are taken...
i will never forget the tech lady looking at us and saying as she finished...
"good luck to you"... with this LOOK on her face!
the ten minutes we probably waited felt like ten hours...

the doctor walks out WITH x-ray in hand...
LAUGHING...
and says...
she'll be just FINE...
it's all ready in her small intestine!

fast forward... 
SURE enough within hours it was in her DIAPER!
thank you JESUS...
ya think it coulda been WAY worse!

we are VERY blessed!
we can NOW look back at this...
it STILL gives me chills...
BUT
we can look back & remember the doctor's smile
when the SHEER TERROR turned to SHEER THANKFULNESS!