Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Little things

About a month ago I discovered that one of Anna's top front teeth had turned gray! I completely freaked out and fortunately my close friend Becky is a dental hygienist so I was able to ask her about it the very evening we first noticed it, at a mutual friend's birthday dinner. Becky assured me it was very common and that most likely Anna had fallen, bumped her tooth, and so the nerves in there were damaged. She said it shouldn't require any treatment.
Even though I was grateful it wasn't something worse, I felt so sad that my little girl would have to live the next three or so years with a gray front tooth! (I am one of those people that would far sooner pay for braces/tooth care for my kid than college or other important things. I think people should be able to feel confident in their smile!) SO, I started praying that God would somehow heal the tooth and make the gray go away.
Well, the gray fully faded and the tooth regenerated itself! I know all of this seems silly, but I think all too often I forget to be thankful for the little things. My dear friend Lisa's blog is called "it's the little things" and I love that!


Avery said...

Kaitlyn, my daughter, had that happen, after a year or so it turned black and we had to have it pulled, but it was not biggie (still not) she looks cute with her gap

Becky said...

Look at you educating the world on dental health! Kids heal so well, it's amazing. Sunday she (Anna) told me all about her toothbrush and toothpaste. Music to my ears!

Kristen Borland said...

anna, you're adorable!! so happy you're tooth is better!

lisa said...

small blessings! it's amazing that God cares about little things that important to us :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Being someone who's parents were never able to afford braces, I totally understand how uncomfortable smiling can be...I still do it all the time because I don't have much self control...but there are many times I'm very self conscious about it...needless to say, my kids will have perfect teeth if there's anything I can do about it!

americanalum said...

Thanks for the tip about the Sara Groves song "Just Showed Up for My Own Life". I am not a Christian music listener and have never heard of this artist, but I went on iTunes to get the song after checking out the lyrics on her website. I'm glad I did. It is beautiful.



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