Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scary moment!

On the playground before church this evening Lydia was climbing the ladder to get to the slide which she has done many times before.  The ladder (open round rungs) leads to a platform 5 feet off the ground.

When she got to the top, her one foot wasn't on the platform all the way, and though I was only a few feet away I was not there in time to catch her.  She fell like a rag doll straight to the ground and landed on her face with complete silence for what seemed an eternity.  (It was in actuality probably less than 10 seconds)  She landed face first in the rubber mulch and got the wind knocked out of her, and a few scrapes.

Extra special thanks to Miss Bettie and Darren for all they do on the church playground.  There are three people listed as playground superintendents but they rarely come to church anymore.  I am so grateful that Bettie and Darren have picked up the slack.  Every Sunday afternoon they make sure the mulch is raked to have even coverage around the playground equipment.  They also pick up trash that is left behind (Our church allows people from the community to use the playground as well) But most importantly they check to see it anything is in need of repair. 

I wouldn't be surprised if I have a gray hair tomorrow!

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