Friday, April 27, 2012
A to Z Challenge - X is for X-ray
X-rays... When my husband and I ventured into parenthood we never imagined x-rays would become part of our lives. How naive we were. Our oldest daughter sustained a broken arm at the age of four (Holy cow thirteen years ago) when she was climbing in and out of the playpen at my parents house. She was a real trooper and instinctly knew to keep her arm still while we drove her to the emergency room.
After the x-rays were developed and the doctor reset her arm and placed it into a cast he sat and shared the x-rays with our daughter. She was simply amazed that the "pictures" she was looking at on the lighted box were the inside of the arm. For weeks she got a kick out of holding her x-rays up to the light at home telling everyone and anyone who would listen that was the inside of her boo-boo. Absolutely darling.
Even though at the time it was stressful, especially when the doctor said he would have to reset the arm, I can now look back at this event and smile. For remembering the look of wonder and desire to soak up the knowledge of x-rays by our daughter reminds me to always look at life through the eyes of child.
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