Well I’ve got a crazy kind of praise this morning…
While Kari and I were shooting a wedding an hour and a half away, their grandmother took the kids to a hayride. Logan was climbing on a bale while some kids were roasting hotdogs. The bale gave way and Logan fell, right onto a boy holding a heavy duty roasting skewer with the fork end up the air.
Where it hit was just behind his ear, and he landed on it so hard that it bent the fork end of the skewer and the handle bowed. They had to call 911 and he went into emergency, ending up with 4 stitches. A nurse on the scene said he passed out or had a seizure, she wasn’t sure which.
You're thinking, where is the praise part?
Where he landed on the fork, it entered just behind his ear and glanced off the skull. One of the hardest places on the skull, which absorbed most of the impact, and that was the reason it bent the fork. Before they stitched him up they numbed his wound and opened it to make sure the skull wasn’t pierced. It wasn’t. There was almost no blood, just a gaping cut.
When you say a prayer today, thank Jesus and give Him praise for having his angels watch over my boy. With the force of his fall, that skewer could have impaled him through the ear, eye, throat, chest or stomach. Had it been even an inch away, it could have nicked his jugular or the softer part of the skull near the temple and could have easily killed him.
We always say a quick prayer when we leave our kids, just asking God to watch over them and keep them out of harms way. We were telling Logan last night that we were glad God honored that prayer, and Logan replied, "You only pray that when you leave??? What about all the time when you're here?? You guys should be praying that ALL the time, not just when YOU'RE gone! Sheesh!"
Out of the mouths of babes...
of course, this is a great war story now, these stitches are his badge...what is it with boys and scars...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Took a little hike yesterday morning to clear my head and find some answers.
I got the answers, had a nice chat with my Maker, scared up a few mama deer, 2 rabbits and even snapped a few interesting pictures of some old tracks that have reached the end of the line.
And geese...of course...
this time of year, when I hear their happy-honking and carrying on, I'm drawn like a magnet to shoot them in all their glory as they float acrossed the sky. No worries, no fowl were harmed in the making of this image ;)
They're lucky, it's just the shutter of a camera they have to worry about with me.
Posted by Daniel C. Elliott at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
We wanted to extend our thanks to the Sons of Korah for allowing us to sample their music on our website. If anyone is interested in hearing more of their work, please go to the Sons of Korah website. Their music is straight from the Psalms and the tone speaks directly to the soul. Because of their biblical roots, the words are true and God-centered. It's almost as if they are calling me, the created, from some deep down desire within to draw closer to my Creator.
We hope it speaks to you in the same way.
Dan & Kari
Posted by Daniel C. Elliott at 7:32 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Just wanted to drop a line and say Thank You to all who stopped by at our booth in the wedding show this weekend.
I think we were there for a purpose, reasons that went far beyond the realm of wedding photography, and it was great to meet some of the people God put in front of us yesterday. While Kari and I were both a little tapped from the wedding the night before, some of your words were much needed and very encouraging :)
Dan & Kari
Posted by Daniel C. Elliott at 12:19 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Please allow me to introduce you to our new assistant, Jesharelah, Jess for short.
Jess will be working for us in the graphic design and customer service department, and we have high hopes for her. She's a great girl with her heart in the right place, and she is already fitting in around here. Please give her a warm welcome when you stop by.
Thanks very much!
Dan & Kari
Posted by Daniel C. Elliott at 9:13 AM