Saturday, July 14, 2012


I'm filled with gratitude for our great God who never leaves us.

I meant to write this post shortly after I was burned, but I waited a few days because I wanted to get the words just right. I found them a few days later, during an ambulance ride with my son.

Here's all I really needed to say:

                             Thank You God!

Two weeks ago we were going to a birthday party for my brother-in-law. My husband made a brisket and asked me to cover it with foil and put it in the oven. When I put the meat in, there was no liquid in the roasting pan. When I took it out, two hours later, I accidentally tilted it a bit.

A half-gallon of two hundred degree liquid spilled out of the pan onto my stomach and legs. It turned out that my husband added liquid during the cooking process and didn't cover it tightly. He also didn't let me know in advance, so I was stupefied as I cried out for help. Fortunately, I was wearing a dress and was able to arch my body away so that the hot liquid didn't cling to my skin for long.

I went to the party with a scalded leg, an ice pack, and the knowledge that I'd been spared from a major burn.

I won't go into all the details about my ambulance ride because it's too long to explain and I'm still processing. Last week, my 10-year old son, Sam, was in a terrible golf cart accident. It flipped over on him and he was pinned underneath. It is by far, the worst thing we've ever experienced as a family.

I held his hand in the ambulance while he cried because he was afraid he was going to die.

I told him Jesus was with us, right there... and He was.

Despite the fact that he says he looks like Two Face from the Batman movie, God spared my son.

Battery acid spilled everywhere, yet none of it touched him. He was pinned, yet had no internal injuries or broken bones. He face planted, and while his face is a mess for now, his eyes, teeth and nose were spared - they had to super glue his chin together, but even that's a testament to God's goodness - my son was terrified of having stitches.

So we are very grateful...  Thank you God!

"I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:2

1 comment:

  1. Erika,
    Oh my goodness - that is terrible and I can't imagine how scared you all must have been for Sam and for you being burned!!!! I am so thankful that you all were spared if serious harm and will pray that all of you recover soon. Hug those babies extra tonight!!! ;) Katie