Saturday, October 3, 2009

You go about your daily life... you have your routines, your family, your work, all the things that happen day in and day out. Then one day you get a call... your husband has been in an accident and they're taking him to the hospital by ambulance.

Your first reaction is you heard wrong. What? They repeat it. Which hospital! On my way!

Suddenly, your life has changed. Priorities have shifted. And all the things you do... you did... don't matter at all. Your focus is different and it's serious.

First, my husband is alive and we are home from the hospital now.

Last Tuesday he was in an accident at work, he's an electrical lineman. A line that was supposed to be dead... wasn't. And he took a 3 phase flash to the face from 2 foot away... sustaining first and deep second degree burns. This week has been an absolute blur... hospital... nurses... and the rare appearance of a doctor. We all know the nurses are the one's who really do the daily work, no offense to docs out there, but we sure didn't see you much ;o)

The outpouring of love and prayers from all of our family and friends has been amazing and overwhelming. Our grown children have stepped up and used whatever gifts God gave them to handle all the details of life while we were away from home. And we are so blessed that my husband has all his parts and is alive. He's looking at months of recuperation and pain... but he's alive and his beautiful blue eyes are okay. Praise God!

There's still work to be done and a whole lot of healing ahead. Things need to be done every few hours, and I'll spare you the details. Our lives are changed and the way we do things will be different for awhile. And this December, when we celebrate 24 years of marriage, well, it will be even sweeter.

That's it for now. I'm more exhausted mentally and physically than I can say. You can never have enough people praying for you and when you have a moment, we'd sure appreciate one for us.

Thanks for listening my friends.

Blessings ~ Debbie


Red Barn Primitive said...

Deb, I will keep your hubby, you and your family in my thoughts, hoping for a fast recovery. ~~Kathy~~

Brenda said... thoughts and prayers are with you, your hubby and family! Big hugs!!

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Debbie I will continue to pray for you and your hubby. I can relate to the fear and exhaustion as I you know we had the big scare of losing my father a few weeks again and your right GOD is GOOD.

I pray each day will be less pain for him and easier and easier for you. Recovery is never easy, but a blessing in it`s self. Big hugs to both you and your hubby. Oh when he`s up to it we need to see those beautiful blue eyes!

{{Hugs, Kelly}}

ButtonBears&Raggedies said...

Debbie my thought and prayers are with you,your Hubby and family. Hope all goes well for you and your husband recovers quickly

Pat(yellowsweetpotato) said...

debbie you and Phil will be in my prayers. Hang in there sweetie it will get better. Right now life is on hold but down the road it will be "normal" again but you will ALWAYS remember the closeness you have together at this time and you will never ever look at life the same again. As you know I have been down the road of caregiver so my prayers are with you at this time to stay strong and rest


lovetheprimlook said...

Debbie, many prayers coming to you and family. I hope your hubby recovers quickly. Big Hugs, Angie

Maureen said...

Debbie my prayers continue for Phil's healing, for you that you stay healthy and strong and for your entire family that you each feel the healing, loving power of Our Father.

Mary said...

still praying Deb. My whole body went numb just reading your story and the whole range of feelings it brought out in you and your family. Yes, 24 years will be sweeter.

Hugs ((( )))

Barefoot Primitives said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We have a long road, but he's still here with us. God's not finished with him yet! :o)

maggie said...

Dear Debbie,
I hope and pray that God will grant you and your husband strength and faith that all will be well. May God provide healing hands and the best medical care and special angels to surround him while he heals. Strength for you as well Debbie.
Hugs & blessings
maggie in Maine

~Tonya said...

Wow Debbie, I had no idea and I am so sorry. I do not get to visit blogs much anymore...

I am very happy to hear that your husband is doing well, limbs, eyes and all. What a very scary situation for him and you.

We tend to take our loved one for granted at times and when things like this happen, well it makes you take a step back and realize how very precious life is and how much we love our husbands and such.

Thank God he is doing better and on the mend. I am sure life will be different for a while.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and your family.