Although not generally one to put a prayer request list on my blog, I thought I'd ask today.
My parents are building a house. Sometimes they contract help, but quite much of the project is being done on their own, on their own time. Apparently Daddy was working alone today and got hurt. Through my mom's More ADD Than I Will Ever (hopefully) Be filters, I learned that a beam fell and perhaps hit him in the head AND broke his foot. Is that possible? Maybe it wasn't the same beam. Or maybe a single beam's trajectory was just right and took Just That Kind Of Swipe.
Either way, he's been hurt, and is at the hospital getting tests now. She's confident he's fine - just in a lot of pain (as if that, in and of itself, isn't enough.)
So if you happen to be one of my readers who also prays, you may remember my daddy. That would be very much cool... You don't want anybody to have pain, but especially your parents, right?
Thanks to those who commented and also those who called. I got an update on my Daddy last night. It ain't pretty, but - as he said - at least I'm alive!
Seems the injuries came from an offending beam and the post that was meant to support said beam.
He was back home last night - that's good news, right? But with injuries so complex that he had to go home until the swelling goes down... then he has to have some surgery. Seems there are three bones in the foot that have been partially crushed. And some fracturing in his ankle and in his leg. 61 years with no broken bones? Thought he'd do it up right this time!
Anyway, thanks for continuing to remember my Daddy in your prayers and thoughts. He's in a lot of pain. But he still has his typical optimism intact and says "I'm going to do exactly what they tell me!"