II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

warning---this is really yucky

Tonight I went over to my mom's to help her and my grandma (who lives with her) put up their Christmas tree. After we took the tree out of the big box and started putting it up, the kids asked if they could play in the box. They were having so much fun using it as their "club house". I was enjoying seeing them actually PLAY together....that was until my Grandma told me a story from 'way-back-when'. It was so disturbing and shocking and alarming..I wanted to share it with you all. Not to put fear in your hearts/minds...but just as a reminder to keep safety a top priorty-especially when your children are involved.

So..here's the story:
One Christmas morning after a family had finshed opening their gifts, one little boy snuck outside in his jammies, no shoes or coat--and without his parents knowing. He had seen a big box their neighbors had put outside by the curb and wanted to play in/with it. Apparently they had gotten some kind of new appliance or large TV and there was a box out there that looked just right for a little boy to use as his "club house". As the little boy crawled inside, a large semi drove down that street and ran over that box. Afterall, it just looked like trash there by the curb. The little boy was able to get out of the box and run a small distance towards his house before he died. When my grandma saw him, he was laying on a hospital bed wearing only his jammies which were covered in blood. (she worked at the hospital) She said the sight of that child there like that has always stuck in her memory and she can't help but think of it every time she sees a child playing in a big box. Whew! That gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it. How horribly horrible! Can you just imagine?
Anyway, I know that was a terrible story...but for some reason, I felt like I wanted to share it. I know I take my kids saftey for granted WAY too much. God gives us protection...but He also requires us to use Wisdom.

okay...enough seriousness..I'm off to bed! love ya'll!