My daughter's speedy recovery

Four years ago, on a winter morning, my family and I drove to our Christian Science church for the Sunday morning service. We arrived to find a ridge of snow along the curb that had been piled there from street plowing. As I went to help the kids out of the van, I saw my daughter bound over the snowbank, slip on a patch of ice, and fall. It looked as if both her legs had been yanked from under her in a sudden pull. Since she was holding a book bag, she instinctively bent her arm up and clutched the bag to her side. She landed square on her elbow with the full force of her body weight.

As I helped her up and into the warm building, I told her (and myself) that God would never let her get hurt in any way. This made both of us feel better and stopped her crying. She went to sit down in Sunday School while I went to get ready for the church service, as I was reading that morning. 

As I checked on her in Sunday school before the service started, my daughter was holding her elbow and weeping. I felt a wave of fear roll over me and began to think of what exactly happened to her elbow. That picture of her feet going up into the air and the angle at which she fell started to replay in my mind’s eye. I started to cry, too, as I went to hug her. Just then, my daughter’s Sunday School teacher came in. She put her arms around us both and listened to what had happened.

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