Matt was out of town. The kids and I spent a full day swimming, so we decided to have a nice relaxing evening playing some board games and watching movies.
Addison and I were on the floor, when Jake got up to do a "happy dance," or something of that sort for making a winning move in the game.
As he stood up he almost immediately fell tummy down on the board game, flopped for a brief second and then was up.
Again, my first reaction was to get angry with him for ruining our game setup.
I , again, started to interrogate Jake about his actions....
That's when i saw "it."
That look in his eyes.
He had no clue what had just happened and he was just as confused and dumbfounded as me.
This time, however, I did find it strange enough to call my mom and see what her thoughts were.
Since Matt was coming home the next day I didn't call him, but just decided to watch Jake and monitor him for anymore strange events.
A year ago today....
Jake had his first bloody lip from the BEAST.
He was sitting at the kitchen table eating a happy meal from "Uncle Donalds."
I was right next to him, probably swiping some fries, when it happened.
In a quick instant his head jerked straight forward into the table.
When he looked at me with accusing eyes, as if I had slammed his tiny face into the furniture, his poor little nose and lips were covered in blood.
This was the first of many bloody events caused by this damn beast. If I only knew then would would transpire over the next year.
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16].
God bless~ Christine