Monday, January 18, 2010

Zara Fell Off the Bed :(


It was about 3 in the morning, and I had to use the bathroom. No big deal. It happens, but she was awake. I knew it would only take a minute, so I left her on the bed.

BOOM! I knew what it was the second I heard it. I yelled for her father to scoop her up and he did. Luckily, we just happened to have a huge pile of covers and pillows on the floor, so she wasn't hurt, but it scared her. She just needed some reassurance that she was safe again.

In a few minutes, she was sleep again and everything was back to normal, but I had realized something. No matter how much parents want to protect their children,  you can't shield them from everything. At some point, they're going to have to fall, get hurt, fail, experience rejection, feel sadness and anger. Everyone, including my little Zara, has to live their own life.

I know this. I have known this, but to realize it in that moment made it real, shoved it up into my face so I couldn't look away. It's hard to look at her and know that I can't do everything for her, but the sooner I accept that, the better off we'll both be.

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  1. Oh no! I'm glad things turned out ok. This is one of my fears cause I know it's only a matter of time as my son becomes more and more mobile. You're right, we do what we can to protect them but the bumps and scrapes of life will happen anyway. We just have to do our best to prepare our children to deal with them on their own.

  2. Guess what happened to me after I posted that last comment? All is well though; nothing that a little nursing couldn't take care of.

  3. we have four kids...this has happened at least once to all four..even though we try to do everything in our power to prevent accidents from happening..they do... I felt really bad when it happened and tried not to beat up on myself afterwards.

    By the and your daughter have pretty names... My daughter's name is Zahra...and my cousin's name is Nadirah!!


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