I've ran across an awesome blog recently and have been inspired to start a "Gratituesday" post every Tuesday. This week I am grateful that my sweet little Marina did not fall off our 8 foot high deck!!! We recently put her a little play kitchen out there and we've been going out everyday. I usually sit in the rocker and read while she plays.
She often takes breaks from her play, to just stand and stare into the woods or up at the trees, or down at the ground. Friday she was standing at the railing which is childproofed with bars every 3 inches or so. She was holding onto one of the wood bars looking down at the ground....she's done this before, nothing new.
You can see where this is going!
Something told me to go and get her, it wasn't time to come inside....we had only been out for a short while, but I felt led to go to her. I was about half way to her and the railing she was holding onto came off the upper rail and fell to the side leaving a gap with enough room for her to fall right out of!!! My heart leaped out of my chest and I jumped forward to grab her. She wasn't in the process of falling out, she was just standing there--at the edge of the deck-- holding onto that wood rail as it lay to the side!
Oh it was the SCARIEST thing that's happened yet on this Mama-Bear-protecting-her-cub journey of motherhood. So, Thank You dear Lord for helping me to keep Marina safe!
Here she is enjoying her little Easter chick...well one of them =)
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