I’d totally prepared another post when I decided to take a little nap and my 2-year-old son sauntered after me. I groaned inwardly knowing my quick ‘shut-eye’ was fading into the shadows. Well he’s my son and I love him so we played on the bed, rumpled the sheets and like I suspected, he soon got bored and went back to the living room to watch ‘Agent Oso,’ on the T.V and play with his ten-year old brother.
I had settled into a blissful sleep, you know that kind where you feel as if you’re been rocked and your bed was moving in consonance to your breathing? Well, I was in that threshold when intuitively, my eyes flipped open, my son had climbed my bed and was sitting precariously near the edge, it seemed as if he was navigating a rugged mountain by the look on his cute face, and everything happened in a split second…
If my son had fallen from that bed, I’m sure the Queen would have heard his wailing in Buckingham palace, so I was not about to let that happen; his head had almost reach the floor when I caught hold of his ankle.
”I got you!” I said breathlessly and put him down, he smiled and disappeared from the room, calling out his brother’s name.
This incident brought this thought to my head, in life, we’re surrounded by loved ones, friends and family members who are always around when we are happy, sad or… just been alive. I think we should appreciate them more, you know my saying, life is too short, let people around you know you care… And just as we marvelled at the beauty of a rainbow, let us marvel at their love for us because they always got our backs!
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Thanks for your support Jueseppi, I appreciate it!
Thank you for your support. 😉
Thank you too, have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by John!
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wow…… simply touching ……………..and thank you for visiting my blog….it means a lot to people like me who have a passion for writing
Thank you Monika for stopping by my blog, you are a great writer and I wish you the best this year!
Wow…quick move on your part mom. Thank God!!!!
Yeah it was just a reflex action! My son is very active and thinks he’s independent!! Thanks for stopping by sis!
I like that .. Especially the lightning reactions
My heart was in my mouth but I just grabbed his ankle, thanks for stopping by Alastair!
Sweet Mother you are! And your reaction was exceptional. Haha. I can picture the smile on your child’s face when he left.
Awww! Thanks for that sweet comment Uzoma, my son is one cheeky little fellow but if he’d fallen off that bed, I would have seen hell because he can cry!! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it, always!!!
LOL…he’s exhibiting the exuberance of someone his age. I’d prefer a healthy, agile, witty, and at times being a crier to a dull child who rarely smiles. Your son has the good stuffs…Say ‘hello’ to him for me.
You’re right Uzoma, he’s at that age where everything and everyone is a toy, I’m enjoying it though but it could be tiring sometimes, especially, after a hard day’s job in the office…
Excellent advice, good reflexes, nice catch! And Happy New Year!! : )
Thanks Mark and Happy New Year to you! Appreciate your stopping by!
Agreed! Family and loved ones make us who we need to be!
You’re right, thanks for stopping by!
I agree. Too many of our blessings – like family – are too often taken for granted. A sweet post. Glad you shared our thoughts here. Thank you!
Thank God he is safe. You are a wonderful mother Seyisandra
Thank you Mei for that sweet comment, I’m happy he’s safe too! Appreciate your stopping by!!
Love and blessings to you-:)
When I saw this, I first thought that you stole my double rainbow photo: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/after-the-rain/ Lucky you that you didn’t. 🙂
No I didn’t, I love your blog, I checked it out! Thanks for checking mine!
What a beautiful reminder of how much we need each other.
Kids are great prospective keepers. Everyone should have one – or at least most people.
(Thanks for the follow – by the way)
You’re welcome Christine, kids are hardwork but so worth it! Thanks for stopping by-:)
Just discovered your blog, love it, and this grabbing a falling child is something I remember doing too.
Thanks for your comment, it was great I caught him, thanks for stopping by!
I’m glad you caught him before he got hurt. I couldn’t agree more that we should let our loved ones know each day that they are mean so much to us.
I was glad I did, can’t bear to see him hurt, thanks for your comment!
agree with you. A lovely post
Thank you! Thanks for stopping by-:)
A post with the heart of the small and innocent, wrapped with the warmth of rescuer of life in a fall. When thinking about such a feat of speed and agility, and the protection/covering of those less capable, it reminds me of so many amazing adventure/quest stories. Rugged mountain passes are such dangerous places to traverse, your son was luck to have you on his quest to the Living Kingdom and back again…
Always earger to read your comments, it’s more poetic and could be a ‘stand-alone’ post on it’s own! Thanks dear friend!!
We’re all here to catch each other’s ankles – a sweet vision 😉
Yes, well written! Thank you Tomas for your comment!
Excellent! The look on your son’s face, I could imagine 🙂
10 and 2 – I didn’t realise. WOW. I bet you’re a beautiful mother… you’re a beautiful writer!
He is one cheeky little guy! I got 10(oldest son) 6 (daughter) and 2 (the cheeky little fellow) Thank you sooo much for your kind compliments, some days are just chaotic with screams and yelling and other days- like today, it’s so calm! So, I’ve been able to finish my novel!!
Love this. Yes, you’re so right. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!