Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mama Chick

"On the occasion of every accident that befalls you...inquire what power you have to turning it to use."

It is so amazing when we start to see our children emulating the better part of ourselves. Today I experienced one of the sweetest moments with Little Chick after I got hurt.

My daughter and I love to take little day trips so I told her that we would go up north a bit and see some boats. We drove about an hour and twenty minutes to a little place that I used to love to take boat excursions. When we got there the schedule showed that there would be no boat tours today. So I immediately redirected our attention to the water and playing in the sand. I always keep sand toys in the back of the car for occasions like this. We had a great time!

Then as we were walking with all of our beach stuff back to the car I slipped in a hole in the grass. Yikes! I could not get back up. Poor Little Chick was crying because her mommy got hurt. What a little love! It was sprained pretty badly. So the trooper mommy that I am (and we all have to be in situations like this) got up and in the car. Some kind and concerned people helped get all the paraphernalia in the car for me. I drove while crying in pain to the nearest gas station and got ice for my foot and ankle. I called my wonderful mom and told her to be at my house in an hour.

In the car ride home Little Chick said, "Mommy don't cry. It's OK I am making a picture for you. Look at my face." I looked back and she had a huge smile on. My beautiful daughter gave me the gift of a smile in a time of need. If that wasn't enough to fill my heart, she then said, "I'm right here Mama, I'm not going anywhere." This made me cry even more because I was filled with such love and joy. She continued to say such sweet encouraging things the entire hour and twenty minutes back home. She was my little Mama Chick.

18 comments:

  1. So so sweet! What a precious girl you have!

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  2. Oh wow, I hope you are ok! Sprained ankles can be nasty! But your daughter was so sweet, she is going to be such a great person when she grows up!

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  3. ooo beach is soo much fun. My daughter loves it too. great pics of lil chick. soo adorable! & ur lucky to have her as ur daughter, shes really caring. U take care!!

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  4. What a sweetheart! I hope your ankle is OK!

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  5. Aw, you are such a lucky mommy. Goes to show what a good job you are doing with Lil Chick:)

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  6. That is so precious. What a sweet and loving girl you have raised!

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  7. That is truly precious. I live for moments like that. Both my boys are pretty much "all boy" most of the time but my youngest has a nurturing side. He loves to help take care of anyone who is sick and wants to be a vet when he grows up. A couple of years ago, when my husband had the flu, he took him an unopened can of chicken noodle soup and told him it would make him feel better. It's the thought that counts though, right? :)

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  8. oh my gosh that is absolutely precious! hope your ankle heals quickly!

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  9. Stopped by to say that I have passed you back the Trendy Blog Award because I just adore your blog!
    Have a great day:)

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  10. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! You totally made my evening. :-) Your pictures are fantastic, and your daughter is BEYOND adorable!! :-) Way too cute!

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  11. What a sweetie pie!!! Yet another post that makes me hope for a little girl some day!

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  12. Ohh.. I was so glad to hear your opinion of Blurb! (Not sure if you saw my post requesting that VERY information!!) Awesome! I had mine printed thru Blog2Print...umm, minor disaster. So I was looking for a different place. My only thing is, my blog pics are 72dpi, and I think 72dpi is not a good-quality "printable" resolution. (I don't get the whole dpi thing!) :-) Are the pics in your blog book from Blurb at a 72dpi? Sorry to post here, not really the right spot, huh? LOL! :-)

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  13. No doubt she was giving you the care you give her when she's not feeling well!

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear that you got hurt, sprained ankles take forever to heal but Little Chick will take good care of you!!

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  15. Me again too! You're too sweet to write me back so late. Thanks so much for all the info. :-) I think your suggestion was a great one; make a small book to see if I like it. Oh my goodness, I can't BELIEVE you lost a 10 hour project. UGH! I can't imagine. I'm so glad to hear such positive reviews about Blurb - now I'm getting excited!! :-) Thanks again!

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  16. That's so beautiful. I hope that when I have children, I'll mother them in a way that they'll respond to not only me but others in that same manner. She's so loving! Lovely blog, by the way. I could get comfy over here. :)

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  17. Oh, warms my heart. She is emulating the best part of you, for sure. I've always believed that if we can inpire our children to feel anything - it should be empathy. Because with it - all things are possible.

    Sorry to hear of your fall. Rest well and keep lapping up that TLC. What a sweetie!

    xoxo

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  18. Oh Lil Chick took all those things you said to her when she gets hurt, that is so darned sweet. Sorry to hear about your ankle. Hope it heals soon!

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