So, I finally decided to bite the bullet and book the more expensive hotel that had an outdoor heated pool - guaranteed. We drove up and I got the kids to go inside to pay. Jackson put his hand on the glass door, not realizing it was an automatic door and the door slid back, taking his hand and wrist with it. It actually caught his hand and wrist between the glass of the 2 doors. And there he stood, stuck. As I was holding my baby in one arm and trying to help J with the other, the desk receptionists and an older gentleman came running out to help. After a few tries, I was able to finally wiggle his wrist out, but by then he was crying - I don't know if because it hurt or he was scared. So I got J in one arm and scooped Evelyn up in the other and into the hotel we went.
The amazing receptionists got ice for Jackson and gave him a little toy to help him stop crying while we looked his wrist over. (A little swollen and red, but nothing broken by my estimation.) By then I lost it. Tired from the past few days, having already been disappointed w/ 2 previous hotels, wasting 1 hour already to go to 3 hotels just to find a pool, and now this, I lost my emotions and the tears started pouring out. It's a good thing they were women @ the front desk!
All in all, we are safe. We are blessed, we are content, we enjoyed swimming in a pool tonight (outside, surrounded by the beautiful PA mountains), we are well fed, and we have a cozy bed to rest our weary bodies in. God cares for us always. And though life may get emotional at times, we will continue to trust Him in every aspect.
We pray you are daily trusting, too...in the BIG and the SMALL STUFF!