Thursday, May 29, 2014

kind of a big deal...

so. the blood-curdling scream. remember?
we had the MOST perfect day at the beach...the kids were "in bed" for 10 minutes...and then the scream. i could tell it was one of the older 3 kids, but couldn't tell who.

i ran. and she was running to meet me. she had her hand over her mouth and i walked her into the kitchen and wasn't sure i wanted to see what was behind her hand! i finally pulled it away...

bailey. sweet bailey. she had asked joshua to give her her water bottle and he tossed it to her across the room. she wasn't watching and it hit her in the mouth...and broke her 2 front permanent teeth. it's bad.

you will not see a picture. she kept saying, "this is a really big deal, mom."

we called the dentist. her teeth weren't bleeding or even loose (amazing!) so i didn't have to take her anywhere until we got back home. i was thankful for that!

my heart has broken so many times since then. that girl ALWAYS has her mouth open wide with a big smile...and people aren't kind...some hard things have been said to her...it's HARD to watch your child go through something HARD when you can't fix it.

she has to wait a month to get the fake pieces put on. it's so that the nerves in her teeth can calm down from the trauma and hopefully avoid a root canal or anything else traumatic. good grief!

we are all trying to keep perspective...things could be WAY worse...but it's also a huge deal to our sweet bailey. she's handling it beautifully...processing it in waves (i never know when the hard waves are going to crash...they always take me by surprise!)
joshua is fine. he knows it's not his "fault." and he wrote bailey the SWEETEST note the next day.

so what i thought was going to be a nice evening to myself...ended up being a couple hours comforting my sweet girl. and then she slept with me (and thrashes all night!) so it wasn't the night i was anticipating...but i was glad to be the one to get to walk next to her in it. 

stitches...teeth broken...what's next? they say these things happen in 3's, right?? :/

{pray for her sweet heart, if you would. that she would not feel ANY less beautiful than she is by this...and that it wouldn't change the JOY that flows out of her sweet heart...}

7 comments:

Barbara Cassada said...

Oh, Courtney! I feel so badly for our sweet and beautiful Bailey...and pray that everything will go just fine during the dental process! I also know how awful Joshua feels...he wouldn't hurt a fly! give Bailey and Joshua a big hug from Granddad and I!! Love, Mom

Beckysblog said...

I'm pretty sure I would have passed out!!
Poor Bailey. ��

jenn said...

oh, sweet bailey!! so sorry! :(

Katy said...

Oh my goodness...praying now that her big smile would not be too far away for very long!!

Holly said...

this hits so close to home...Samantha and her head gear!!! people are NOT kind....

we will be praying for Bailey FOR SURE

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Alden and Dorian said...

It IS a big deal!!!!!!!! Sweet happy Bailey. Praying for the process.