Sunday, December 25, 2011

Beyond BLESSED!!!!

What my Baby Girl Represents..PURE LIGHT and SUN!
Hello There Fellow Kindhearts....

When trying to decide what to write about for this blog my first thought was giving you insight and a backstage pass to my performance in the Opera "The Robot and the Bluebird".  That was before this morning's events.  I might cover it at a later date but instead I feel compelled to share what happened to my family this morning and how it reminded me what is TRULY IMPORTANT.

We all live under the same sky!
Today started off blissfully, with my kiddos actually letting the Hubster and me sleep until almost eight!  This being Christmas day, it was quite a feat.  But, at about six minutes til, baby girl could not wait anymore.  We got up, and I went straight to making coffee.  We have an order to things and orderly was the game plan of the day.  That, and an afternoon movie. We opened a good amount of things and thought it would be a good time to have breakfast.  Josh was going to make his outstanding chili for us to munch on at lunch and later in the day. Let me just tell is beyond good!   Anyhow, I digress! In order to slow things down, he suggests that they read one of the many books that they received while I got the food ready.  Baby girl being the sweetheart that she is readily agreed.  Then, there was nothing but this INCREDIBLE smack sound.  I will NEVER forget it!  I look over to my husband frantically asking my daughter if she was OK.  Upon picking her up he let out a scream and I knew it was bad.  I walk over to pull half a tooth off of her lipShe had broken off over half of one and a third off the other.  First instinct was to get a cold towel and to whisk her up and surround her with love. This was a fluke accident, and it was simply too unbearable to take in.

Josh called his father and then the dentist.  With the fact that she is eight and they are permanent, it was imperative to make sure that there was no nerve damage.  The dentist's office was BEYOND amazing!  We met up with two of the dentists at their location and they set to repairing her teeth.  I should tell you that I actually had my two front teeth chipped at the same age but my chip was NOWHERE near this bad.  It has been fixed and there are no visual signs of mine but I remember it like it was yesterday.  They instantly became our heroes because they did not think twice about leaving their families on a holiday to make sure that my girl was OK.

Please don't get me wrong.  I know that there is more to a person than their looks.  I am a firm believer in that!  However, as a parent you want to make sure that your child has the least amount of obstacles as possible.  This damage would have been an obstacle to say the least. I am truly a Mama Bear and I tend to mother those around me.  A village mentality makes me connected to all of my fellow human beings, and I cannot discount that fact.  When it's your own child, your heart HURTS!

With all of our differences...we as a people still fit together so well!
 I tell you this story as an example of how I would have traded places with my girl and not have had her experience that pain and trauma.  We were lucky.  She could had split her head open and suffered a concussion.  There are many other possibilities that I dare not imagine.  Ultimately, I feel blessed beyond belief that we have each other to love and care for.  I would give my life for my children and I know that there are other parents who would do the same.  It made this day and all of its trimmings and expectations melt away.  Leaving the simple thought that none of this would mean a thing to me without the ones I love.

Though it appears broken...there is still strength.
So, til next time...Hug, Kiss, Talk to, and Embrace those that you hold dear. Because ultimately, they mirror your love's potential!



  1. Oh dear! Poor baby! I hope she is feeling better & that she heals well. I hope you all have a Happy & Healthy New Year!

  2. Thanks vintage eye! She is doing better. Keeps asking why this had to happen to her. The reason escapes me one but I am still so grateful that she wasn't hurt any worse. She will have to change how she eats (at least until she's 18) for ten years. She is such a beautiful and sweet person and will always remain the light of my life! I appreciate your kind words and support. You are Wonderful!!