Healing Waters

Kenley is healing wonderfully. I mean, looking at her face (and body) is really nothing short of a miracle. Children + human body + plastic surgeon makes healing fast. We are all so thankful that she is okay, back to her 11 year old witty-self and… went to school on Friday. Just in time for the three day weekend. Her  fractured nose has been reset and already looks great. I think Kenley is just happy to be pain free. I’ll never take a day without pain for granted again. God is good. God is great.

Just to keep life interesting in the Robinson house, Raynes has come down with some pretty nasty poison ivy. We weren’t sure what the heck it was – if anything – until today. Hands, feet, cheeks, neck, arms, ears. It’s everywhere. Being the wanna-be doctor that I am, I thought breathing in some sunny salt air and splashing a bit of salt water would help to heal his rash with its magical, unknown powers. So we drove down to The Coast for a couple of hours — on a medical quest (physical for him, mental for his parents). Not sure if that worked- judging by how he looked at bedtime tonight. So much for my medical degree.

The girls wanted to stay home- because well, they’re tween/teenagers. Raynes loves to play the part of only child. It was a treat to exhale. I hadn’t realized how tightly I have been holding in my breath over these past two weeks– until arriving at my happy place. Don’t think we had been to #STB4g in 8 months. It’s a shame, really. Sunshine, quiet, oysters, beer, and breeze. Three day weekends are the best. And a great way to kick off this week which will conclude with a long-ago planned girls trip… God’s timing makes me smile.

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

I love his big, tan legs.



Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity

My all time favorite place. If I’ve told Mike once, I’ve told him 1,000 times. Spread my ashes here.


I dislike being on the other side of the lens-- every now and then Mr. R likes to play the part of photographer telling me "there's never any photos of you." Um, yes- that was intentional, babe.

I dislike being on the other side of the lens– every now and then Mr. R likes to play the part of photographer telling me “there’s never any photos of you.” Um, yes- that was intentional, babe.

Healing Waters via grateful simplicity




For Those Hard Days….

It’s been an awful week. I’m not quite sure where to start. So, I’ll start with this devotion I read this morning– when I had a rare, early morning moment all to myself. His timing never stops amazing me:

“Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be. You will get through today one step, one moment at a time. Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.

This sounds like an easy assignment, but it is not. Your desire to live in My Presence goes against the grain of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Much of your weariness results from your battle against these opponents. However, you are on the path of My choosing, so do not give up! Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence.”  -Sarah Young


Kenley has started her healing journey after a terrible go-kart accident last Saturday when she, and her girlfriend,  drove it off a ledge. She landed upside down in a cement ditch. She was wearing a seatbelt but no helmet, with her beautiful face taking the blunt of the force. Luckily, her friend Molly was not badly injured (she has a bruised shin). Kenley broke her nose, bit through the skin and muscle of her lower lip, had a bad gash in her eye lid, jammed her wrist, and had road rash over the left side of her face, knees and hands. We can’t be sure but I think her face hit the steering wheel. And she was lucky.

We took her to the ER where a talented plastic surgeon met us to put her face back together- followed by a surgery to repair her fractured nose several days later. Amazingly, we can already see her face beginning to heal- the swelling going to, the bruises fading, and slowly but surely her face is starting to look like Kenley again. As my mom put it, “God’s magic eraser” at work. Her bruises, breaks, and burns will all heal in time. We are so fortunate to have had a guardian angel with her when she crashed. I think God has big plans for my Kenley girl.

Thank you for the prayers, calls, texts, gifts, nourishment and encouragement. It has helped, it really has.

And just like that the quiet morning has ended and my R.N. shift is back on.