A day I wont ever forget14:25
This weekend I spent the day with my lovely nephew Callum and the Pink family. We had planned a day of photos, pumpkin carving and sparklers in the woods. Turns out those plans were not in the stars... 5 minutes into being in the woods my nephew decided to run down a rather steep hill and his little legs couldn't keep up with him and he ended up falling head first into the ground.
My heart pounded with fear. I saw his little face look up at me and I picked him up to console him. To my complete and utter shock I saw that his nose was pouring with blood. I went into a panic. So many thoughts went through my head and I just wanted to cry. I was so lucky to have Keri-Anne's husband Gilles there as he came to the rescue. Calming me down and stopping the nose bleed. He was a hero and once the bleeding had stopped I dashed him to A&E to get him checked out and good news he was of course perfectly fine and Auntie Hannah was worrying for no reason.
I don't think you can ever be prepared for a child or even someone you love hurting themselves. So many thoughts rush through your mind and seeing him in pain like that hurt my heart so much that when I went to sleep that night I closed my eyes and saw him falling. I cried. I couldn't do anything to stop it or stop the pain he felt at that moment. I think when you react this way to shock it shows how much you truly care and how much you love someone and my nephew is a brave boy and I love him more than I realised. At that moment I realised he is one of the most important people in my life.
The day wasn't all upset though because as soon as we had the all clear in A&E he wanted to go straight back to Keri-Anne's and carve his pumpkin, so we did and it turned out to be a really lovely day carving pumpkins, eating hot dogs and doing sparklers.
I won't forget the feelings I felt Saturday for as long as I live.