Lesson #77 of Farm Living: Look Out for Flying T-Post Drivers!

Even as Lesson #76 continues to be a topic of conversation around here, we’ve experienced another, more painful one that we won’t soon forget.  I could post a gruesome picture taken at the hospital, but I’ll refrain out of respect for any readers out there who don’t do well at the sight of blood.

This past Saturday evening as my gentleman farmer was driving t-posts into the ground, he brought the driver up too high.  That momentum combined with it’s weight, was enough for the contraption to come down quite hard onto the side of hubby’s head…hard!  I can file it under “Great Story” now, but at the time I admittedly did not handle it well at all.  Blood streaming down his face, a pronounced concave head, and some amateur diagnosing on my part, (thanks to the dear ol’ internet), was quite enough for me to think the worst.

After some intense prayer and good medical care, we’re back in the saddle again.  It wasn’t a fractured skull like I thought, praise God! and it only required five stitches.  Hard to believe we got off that easy.

With all the bumps and bruises we get around here, I’m reminded once again of how resilient the human body is and how wonderfully we’re created.

O Lord, your compassions never fail and your mercies are new every morning: We give you thanks for giving both relief from pain and hope of health renewed. Continue in him, we pray, the good work you have begun; that he, daily increasing in bodily strength, and rejoicing in your goodness, may so order his life and conduct that he may always think and do those things that please you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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