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Buster broke both wrists at school last Thursday while playing kickball.  

The first 2 days were pretty miserable for him.  Not being able to use his hands and arms really limited what he could do...watching movies got boring quite fast.  (He enjoys the Star Wars movies so we managed to borrow all 6 from a neighbor...it took him only 2 days to watch all of them)!


Each day has been getting better than the last...UNTIL last night...he came into my room about 2 am crying.  His casts were itching, he couldn't sleep, he hadn't been asleep all night long.


Trying not to wake up my husband,CL, I tried to come up with things Buster could do to make him comfortable enough to sleep.  But alas, nothing was working.


Let me back track here for a minute.  When Buster was younger, his special time with me was climbing into my bed while we waited for CL to come.  We would visit about the day and sing songs.  We came up with our own special list of songs that we would sing each night. Some were children's songs from Church, others were nonsense songs, and one of his favorite was from Winnie the Pooh.


I asked Buster if he wanted to climb in bed with CL and I and we'd sing songs.  Buster is almost 13 years old, so I was surprised that he said yes.  We sang the whole list of songs and he began to settle down...I was so tired, I'd had a pretty rough night myself with aching legs and a headache that wouldn't go away... 
but I was so grateful that he was beginning to feel better.  After awhile he went back to his own room.  CL leaned over and said, 'Becky, you did good!'

28 comments:

  1. What a sweet mommy! I hope that his wrists feel better soon! Speedy healing to him.

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  2. Thanks Michelle, I thought we were well on our way until last night proved we've still got a way to go...

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  3. It hurts more as moms to see our kids go through pain, huh...not easy being a mom sometimes :( Hope he feels better soon. Thanks for the follow from VoiceBoks.
    Many blessings,
    Barbara
    Español para Niños (Spanish for Kids)

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  4. Barbara, I agree, it is so difficult to see our kids hurting...

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  5. How sweet. I hope he feels better soon. That must be tough. Love your blog, so glad I found it! Thanks for stopping by mine too and for your kind words~

    Following you from VoiceBoks!~Lisa
    I am all a twitter about life

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  6. You did do good and you are a great mom. Poor little guy I can just imagine how uncomfortable he is with those injuries.

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  7. Lisa, thanks...i am really enjoying voiceBoks...meeting so many wonder women like you!

    Grace, he is at school today. so maybe he won't feel so miserable!

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  8. OH MY GOSH! I broke both my wrists the summer after 2nd grade...it's awful! Good luck both of you!!

    Thanks for stopping by Always Just A Mom! I'm a new follower to you now! Don't you just love voiceBoks?!?! Sooo many fun connections!!

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  9. His biggest challenge is keeping from being bored...since you've 'been there done that', do you have any suggestions?

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  10. becky- that is so precious!! isn't it funny that the most precious moments with our kids are in the quietness of the night? you poor lady-i was thinking of ya thru all those storms.

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  11. Chantelle, Yah..if you want an accurate weather forecaster, just call...lol

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  12. Awww I am so sorry that your little one got hurt! Breaking on wrist is one thing.. But breaking two at the same time is another story!!! That is horrible!

    You sound like such a GREAT mom !!! I hope he feels better soon!!

    Kirsten
    http://theemtmommy.blogspot.com
    http://kirstiesbowtique.weebly.com

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  13. Becky Jane, here's sending creative ideas and quick healing to your son!

    RJ

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  14. Becky Jane....you can use my post on discouragement for the 24th...certainly ...do not mind...

    Poor little critter you can see on his face he is not happy with his arm situations....

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  15. Thanks joybug...I'll let you know when it goes up!
    He is doing much better today!

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  16. How sweet and wonderful. It just about made me cry. Hope he gets better soon.

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  17. poor kid! he's going to be mad you posted that, though, lol

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  18. Sam...actually, he thought it was cool...

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  19. I agree with Barbara...it's so difficult to see our kids in pain. We want to make everything better for them, but in this life, that's not always possible. I often have to remind myself that my son, Nathan (Hebrew for "Gift") was a gift from God, and sometimes I have to ask Him to help me, help "our" Nathan. :) I hope Buster heals SUPER DUPER LIGHTNING FAST! :)

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  20. Michele, calling upon our Heavenly Father for help and knowing he will do whats best is such a wonderful knowledge to have...

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  21. Oh, love his precious heart...and yours. I'm so sorry for his accident. What a sweet Momma you are...even in the bad something good came from it...you were able to spend some "quality" time with your son and hubby and find just the right thing to calm him down! HOPE he feels much better soon...and you, too, Momma!

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  22. P.S...I'm so sorry I missed your birthday celebration and the give-a-way. With Mamaw's passing away, I seem to be behind in my blog reading and out of the loop! Happy belated birthday!

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  23. Deb, I knew you were pretty involved with everything at your neck of the woods...hope the funeral went well. Blessings to you and your family.

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  24. I love this post! So sweet. Those little moments mean so much to me and make being a mom so special, I love that your husband let you know he saw what a special mom you are! I found you on Voiceboks and am so glad I did, I am now a happy follower!

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  25. Awwww...poor little guy. Hope he feels better!

    New follower from voicebloks...11 kids?!?! I salute you. You may be my hero. :)

    xo
    babymama
    avagracescloset.blogspot.com

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  26. Kathy and Babymama...being a mom the best! I love doing what I'm doing!

    I'm also enjoying voiceBoks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. What a great mom! My first thought was… that was why I never liked dodge ball.. too dangerous! haha!
    Christina
    christinaburchette.blogspot.com

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  28. Your poor little kiddo! How miserable. You are a good Mama... It almost made me a little teary reading this, purely because of how the special times slowly fade away into the past.

    http://fivefeetoffun.blogspot.com

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