Hello, all. I just wanted to share some neat stuff I’ve found online this week – mostly on friends’ blogs.

First, pray for Alice as she is grieving the death of a friend’s mother and has a lot going on in her life right now. My sister wrote a poem for her that I just had to link to – it’s really great. To get the most out of the poem, do read Alice’s whole post on what the Lord is doing in her life in this season.

Then, over at my sister-in-law’s blog, you can see some photos of what’s been up with the Holden family this last week. I love the photos that Aunt Elise got of Jesse at the Farm Show!

Also, SewMammaSew had another Create and Celebrate post, where readers share what they’ve been crafting this week. I got totally inspired, as always! Check it out.

In other news, yesterday’s quiet Sunday afternoon with plans of a yummy lasagna dinner and then a much needed nap were forgotten when Jesse fell and burned his hand on the open oven door. We Praise the Lord that Daddy was right there to catch him, but he still sustained a nasty 2nd degree burn on the palm of his right hand. We held him all afternoon, trying to comfort him and ease the pain. It was very sad to see him hurting and not be able to do very much. We kept his hand in cold water all afternoon, and by bedtime he was quite calm, and we had a better night’s sleep than we expected. We’re grateful for Grandpa and Grandma’s errand to the pharmacy to get us more Tylenol, burn ointment, and especially the fishy crackers that Jesse loves. It was also a lovely diversion to have my family over in the evening with fresh peach pie and ice cream. Thanks, everyone, for helping us get through yesterday!!!

We appreciate your prayers for continued recovery for Jesse, especially that the blisters would not pop and that we would avoid infection. He made it through breakfast already, adjusting to eating his yogurt with his left hand and only spilling a little. Right now his is sitting calmly on the couch watching his favorite Baby Einstein Video (the Farm one with all the tractors!).

And I’m off to clean the kitchen!

8 responses to “Gleanings”

  1. Jeremy Avatar

    Thanks everyone for the great ideas.I think the best thing we did was to get it into cold water right away and keep it cold to prevent the burn from getting worse. Many people don’t realize that a burn is still burning for 15 – 20 minutes after contact.

  2. EV Avatar

    Sorry to hear about the little guy’s accident! I don’t have any burn remedies…we are constantly guarding the oven/stovetop/curling iron/iron (oh dear!) and I’m sure our day is coming. I’m sure we’ll want to know just what you did! We hope he’s healing well and that you all are doing better. S. isn’t much into cuddling these days so I envy your picture there with Jesse in your arms! Still I’m sure it was bittersweet…

  3. spinninglovelydays Avatar

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jesse’s accident. I hope his hand’s much better now. My daughter (she’s a Sept 2006 baby too) almost did the same thing this morning while I was checking my brownies, but I fortunately was able to block her in time.Hugs to your little one,IvyPS. I usually apply combudoron gel or cream to burns as a natural remedy. It’s very soothing.

  4. Serena Avatar

    Oh, poor baby! Tea tree oil is also excellent for burns (as my iron-scalded fingers know all too well).

  5. Trina Avatar

    wow, thanks for the tip, Mrs. Drury! Today we have it bandaged with slices of aloe on it, and he has been favoring it less than I expected, still determined to use the unburned tips of his fingers to play and eat. He seems to be doing real good, and I hope we all get a good night’s sleep tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. June Drury Avatar
    June Drury

    Hi Trina, it’s Mrs. Drury. Last year I picked up a piece of coal that fell out of the coal stove when I was loading it. I didn’t realize it was a “hot” piece. I didn’t have anything to treat the burn with so I ran right down to my Amish lady (Emma) and she put 100% pure Lavender Essential Oil on it. It never blistered up and it healed very nicely. Not too long after that April got burned but she only wanted cold water on it. She blistered up quickly and it took a lot longer to heal. So now, I always keep a bottle of 100% Pure Lavender oil on hand for burns. Check out your resources to see if you too find any info on Lavender for burns. Love ya, Mrs. Drury

  7. Mrs. Valine Avatar
    Mrs. Valine

    Oh, Trina, how horrible! I’m so sorry.

  8. Natalie Roth Avatar

    Aww, poor little guy! ๐Ÿ™ It sounds like he’s being tough about it though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope his hand heals quickly.

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