- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Today is our wedding day.
Yesterday morning, as I was just about to leave for my 10am pedicure, and feeling very stressed about trivial wedding details, I recieved a phone call from the parent where my daughter was sleeping over. She said: “You need to meet us at the hospital. Oldest-GDub-Jr has been attacked by a dog.”
I felt sick and horrified and i rushed to her house to find my daughter had had her ear partially bitten off by a dog.
I will warn you that the following photos are upsetting, but they show the damage done to the ear by the dog.
She is on a massive dose of antibiotics and we now wait and see if the tissue will reject. FIngers crossed. The dog is under house arrest for 10 days to ensure it has no disease, and then it should be destroyed by animal control. The dog has bitten other children before, just not this badly. My daughter loves animals, and from all accounts this was completely unprovoked. The dog is a golden retrievor, by the way.
I share this because yesterday morning I was way too consumed with things that aren’t really that important. When i was bringing my daughters ear to the emergency room in a ziplock bag, i couldn’t care less about the wedding and all the preparation that wasn’t getting done.
It was an excellent wake-up call, and it made me realize how much of my stress was self-induced. The universe certainly gave me something of importance to attach my worry today. Today is our wedding day. There is rain forecasted. I don’t even care. My sister isn’t coming. Oh well. I truly have had an epic attitude adjustment, and worrying about the wedding seems pretty trivial right now.
I wish all the June 9th brides an AWESOME day, and I hope we have the time of our lives. Happy wedding day! 🙂