Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Precious Love

"When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world."
As I was putting Little Chick to bed last night I watched her as her heavy eyes fought to stay open. She said, "I love you mommy. We had fun today." I just wanted to cry at how beautiful my daughter is. After a few minutes she fell asleep. I stayed a minute and just watched how peaceful she looked. How pure, innocent and full of love she is. She is my gift from Heaven above. I just kept wondering as I looked at this precious child of mine, how am I going to protect her from the mean stuff in the world? I am thirty-nine years old and still get hurt so easily by unkind insensitive people. I just want to protect her from the unnecessary hurtful actions of others. I know I won't always be able to and she will have to learn that this is unfortunately a part of life, but there is still a part of me that does not want to except that her journey in life will have to encounter such stuff. It must be one of the hardest things for a parent to have to deal with. I just hope that I will have the strength, knowledge and wisdom to know how to deal with these things as they come.

I want to say a big thank you for some fantastic awards I have just received! The first award, The Stylish Blogger Award, is from Drama Mama at The Scoop on Poop. The second, The Cherry on Top Award, is from Jessica at Mo Shiorghra. The third, The Versatile Blogger Award, is from Mommy at Twenty Little Toes. And last is the Sunshine Award from Montessori for Learning. Thank you so much ladies for thinking of Mama's Little Chick! I really appreciate these awards so much! The rules of the Cherry on Top Award is to thank the person who gave it to me. Thank you so much Jessica! Write three things about myself that I love. I love that I am a mommy! I love my strength and heart to get through things. I love my ability to dance! Now I must add a picture I love: I must now pass this award on to five other blogging friends: Mommy at Twenty Little Toes, Jinnia Low.com, The Drama Queens Housewife's Tale, Taking it All In, Adventures in Mommywood, A Little Cup of Comfort,The Bonnie 5, Knee Deep in Mommahood, Mommy of a Monster and Infant Twins, Underneath His wrapping, Stories from the Shoebox. I know that is more than five, but there are just so many great blogs!

Thank you Drama Mama for this fantastic Stylish Blogger Award! With this award I am supposed to tell five things about myself and then pass this award on to five blogs. First, I lived in Spain for a couple of months and love all Latin music! I loved Flamenco dancing when I lived in Manhattan for two years. I write poetry. I really like to bake with Little Chick.
I pass this Stylish Blogger Award to: Diane at Be Still a Minute, Wanda at At Last... We Are Family , Nicole at Destination Unknown, Jessica at Mo Shiorghra, Liz at A Belle, A Bean and a Chicago Dog.
Thanksgiving Thursday
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41 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to how you feel. Sometimes it hurts to see a world that can be cruel and knowing your most treasured gift is part of it. I know that my little man will grow strong though because we as parents can teach them everything. =)

    Congrats on the awards!

    Have a lovely week!

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  2. Such a lovely sentiment about your feeling of protection for your daughter (she is just beautiful!) I feel the same exact thing for my daughters. I want to keep them from harms way at all cost - I know exactly what you mean.

    Congrats on all your wonderful awards! You are pretty special to be recognized by so many! Congrats! (I'd say your little girl is very blessed to have you as her Mommy!)

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  3. I know just how you feel. Sometimes I wish I could just keep H in a bubble. I get very emotional so I'm afraid he will be.

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  4. Congrats on your awards! I also know what the fear for your child is, like I have 4....no one ever told me having a child would be a flood of new worry, fear and edge of your seat thrills whether bad or good.
    It's so hard to stop things, harder to prepare them as well as they grow up.:-( Even harder to prepare yourself! It's a must though, and through their lives we learn, we grow just as much as they do. Now I must go peek in on my sleeping kids*

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  5. Thanks for following me. Love your blog. Congratulations on all your awards.

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  6. Wow girl - thanks again for yet another award from you. You are just so sweet. (I'm so bad at posting them - but I've saved them all and will soon.)

    And congrats on all your accolades - you're a super blogger - I don't know where you find all the time but your graciousness is inspiring.

    I may join you for your Thanksgiving Thursday this week.

    Have a great Wednesday!

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  7. OOOh Thank you so much. Flamenco?? I took flamenco classes for one year. Seriously!!! I wrote a whole looong blog post on it. (titled Ole')

    Again - thank you for the Stylish Award. Very cool.. very cool...

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  8. Wow, thank you Mama Hen! What perfect timing for this award as it was given at the end of a very affirming day (you can see from my latest post!).
    Our children are blessed with such pure hearts and pure love, I know how you feel when you receive that love from Little Chick's little voice! I will participate in Thanksgiving Thursday...I'll try and get my post up tomorrow night. Thanks again!

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  9. oooh! I love this post! You are right in that you won't be able to protect her from all the bad things in the world... I have seen how hard this has been for my parents, seeing that no matter what they did, my sister and I were going to get hurt at some point and would have to deal with it... however, the best, most amazing thing my parents did for me was to teach me and give me the strength, courage and spirit to deal with anything that comes my way - that is your best gift to Little Chick and I think you are doing it wonderfully!
    Love,
    Parisa

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  10. Thank you so much for passing this on to me! Congrats to you too! I love both of those pics of you have up today. So sweet! It's so scary raising our babies in this mean world, but I think if we give them enough love, support, and confidence they will be ok. :)

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  11. My heart breaks thinking about my daughter going into the world without me to protect her. Girls can be so mean and boys can be so stupid.

    Congrats on the awards...all are well deserved!!

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am happily following your blog as well. Looking forward to reading more! :0)

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  13. Soo adorable! I know that special kind of love; there's nothing like it <3

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  14. Congrats on all the awards - you are deserving of them! :) Love the pics of you and Little Chick, so sweet!

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  15. Thank you for the award! There are, unfortunately, so many harsh, ugly things out there in the world but having a safe, happy environment where people nurture and love us unconditionally makes all the difference and I know your little chick has that.

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  16. Thanks for the award Mama Hen! I've got a stockpile that I need to post about soon.

    I love this post and hope maybe mine yesterday was added inspiration for the need to protect and the helplessness that goes along with that.

    Thanks for your comments. You are right. Next time I will interject and say something. I think if Cam had said "that girl hurt my feelings" then I would have. But, she really had no idea what was going on and I didn't want to draw attention to it and cause her to be hurt that way. So, I blogged and I feel better now and I let my kiddo sleep in my bed - I just had to snuggle her extra last night.

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  17. Little Chick is lucky to have such an amazing and fun mom that cares about her so much!

    Congrats on the awards! Very well deserved for sure. :)

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  18. I can relate. I don't like it when other kids don't share or are too bossy with KLV, but that's life. It's going to get even more difficult the older she gets.

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  19. I think about this 'negative world' bringing my babies down with it as they get older. I wish our children can just stay young, pure and innocent without this world touching them one bit. Beautiful post my dear and congratulations on the awards! I'll be sure to be by here tomorrow for Thanksgiving Thursday!

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  20. little chick is one lucky child 'cause she has you as her mom! thank you for giving me an award, mama hen! things like this make me jump up with joy! i consider you as my friend and as one of those people who keep me optimistic and happy because of your genuine positivity..i'm so glad to have known you! =)

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  21. Congratulations!! you totally deserve these awards and thank you for passing it on to me... i'm honored. you are just so sweet!

    this is a beautiful post... i'm not a mother yet and i may not understand the depth of a mother's love but what you feel feel your daughter is so beautiful...:)
    Love love love the pictures...!!!
    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  22. Congratulations on all the awards. You have such a beautiful mother's heart in shines through in your words & pictures. I loved your post :)

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  23. Some of my favorite moments of our very crazy days are when Tater is just about asleep and we talk. So sweet and I just want to keep him that way forever!!

    This is such a sweet post, and it brought tears to my eyes.

    And thank you for the award!! I'm so glad we are getting to know each other!!

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  24. Mama Hen, you are a great mother. I feel the same way for my son. They are totally innocent and pure and I often think am I doing the right things for my son and I am always checking myself and my behavior around him. We are everything to these precious gifts from god. Lets hope they grow up to be great, kind hearted and intelligent adults.

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  25. So sweet! You're totally right too - I think most parents struggle with trying to shelter their kids from all the bad in the world, but trying to make them tough enough to deal with it. Sounds like you have a great attitude though, and you keep on going, which is just what your lil chick needs! She will learn most from your example :)

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  26. Oh dear, both those pictures are so cute:)
    Just adorable!
    And congrats on your awards, although they don't surprise me. You totally deserve them:)
    Thank you so much for passing one on to me. I really appreciate your gesture. Will post it soon.

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  27. Learning you can't always protect them is the hardest lesson of all.

    Your little angel is adorable!

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  28. Congratulations on all your awards! And I'm so honored you think I'm stylish! :) THANK YOU!

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  29. this is such a sweet post! sometimes i want to burst when i think of how much i love my babe and want to shelter him from all things mean and hurtful as he grows up... and yet of course i *know* it would be mean and hurtful for me to do so... i would be robbing him of leaning about the world, learning about himself, learning powerful truths such as forgiveness and humility and grace, etc etc. but, for now as he's just tiny still... i get to protect and shelter him as much as i want and it's still good and right and necessary. yay. :)

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  30. I know how you feel. I try to protect my son and daughter of all the bad in the world. I love to read all your post. There is so much love here on your blog. Have a safe and happy 4th Of July.

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  31. There is never any doubt whatsoever how deeply you love your little chick. It's so very touching, and that photo is lovely.

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  32. Very sweet what she said to you. It's great when kids appreciate the things we do.

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  33. Congrats on your awards mama hen! Very well deserved indeed!

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  34. oh dear... just before i could sign off i saw your comment! thanks for stopping by... its day for me now and i'm rushing to work. i will post this award over the weekend...

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  35. Awww.... I love the Cherry on Top Award!! It's SO CUTE! Thank you so much for thinking of me. :-) I'm at my parents' cabin this week and my husband is breathing down my neck for me to get off the computer so he can get on, and do actual work - LOL! I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Thanks so much for the award - and congratulations to you too!

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  36. Your love for Little Chick amazes me each time I visit you. I just experienced it on the playground today with my son being bullied by a girl. I was so sad to watch him feel hurt (he's a sweet, gentle little man) and I went over to the gal and asked her to say sorry to him. She wouldn't, and I took my Buddy somewhere else. I didn't know how else to handle that situation, so I empathize with you about protecting our child from mean stuff. I didn't mean to write so much, just the timing of your post. Your blog is amazing, and I'm so honored that you thought of me. Thank you so much for the award, I'll be passing them on!

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  37. Congrats on your awards!! You are a hot commodity!

    I write poetry too, though my poetry hour died a horrible death for a much more fun meme instead. LOL.

    Have a great day!

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  38. Awww thank you! You deserve your awards!

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  39. Thank you for the award you are sooo sweet!! :)

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  40. Wow I totally relate to this! I'm constantly thinking about all the things that I'll want to protect my daughter from - and all the ways the world is going to change by the time she's a teenager. It's so overwhelming. Seems like you're doing so great with her so far! We've just got to do the best we can!

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