Tuesday, April 13, 2010


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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  1. Wow, you're so talented, these are amazing photos all over your blog, I love them, wish you lived here so I could get some done! Thank you for stopping by and following, now following you back and can't wait to see more.

  2. This is the sweetest picture ever. And that story! Oh my gosh, I think my heart paused until I read that she was okay. What a scary ordeal! Thank you Lord!

    BTW- Is that a real chick?, and if it is, is that your new pet?

  3. Thanks so much Shayna =) And Acadia: YES this was so crazy! And YES again this is now our pet + 2 more!! I've been wanting chicks to harvest the eggs =) so I figured no better time than Easter to get them! I'll post pics of all 3 siblings soon, lol

  4. oh wow!! How cool! I was just telling Chase that I wanted to get some hens so I can do the same thing and harvest their eggs! That is so neat! I can't wait to see the photos! YAY!

  5. First...all of your photos are so amazing. Second your little girl is beautiful! Third...I have been there in that moment...a few times. So glad she was fine. Go Mama Bear's! New follower too!
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  6. What a terifying ordeal! Thank god you listened to your instict.

    Your Site is great and your photographs are beautiful as is your daughter.

    I will most definitely be stopping by here often! Your pictures really are gorgeous.

  7. What a great post ... the feeling in those words are so real and bring back such memories. You are very good at putting your feelings into words and OMG! what a gorgeous child!!! Your photography is awesome. One of my grand daughters takes her two for pictures every time they look sideways!! She would just keel over if she saw your work!! I have to send your URL to her!!!!

  8. I bet that was SO scary!!! We have a really tall deck too and had a gate for our son when he was little so I can relate!

    Gorgeous picture...and what a gorgeous little girl!

  9. Gorgeous pictures! WoW!

  10. Look at all that hair!! She is super cute! Thank you for your kind words about my bands and my babies! You also do gorgeous work!

  11. Thank you so much everyone for visiting and for the kind responses here =) Polly, thank you for sending my blog to your grand daughter! And BlogBaby, she was born with nearly everything she has on her head now =)


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