Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Uncharted Waters - First Edition

The uncharted waters of the terrible twos have been about more than the rogue waves of public temper tantrums. They have been about development. Independence. Spontaneous bouts of affection and a sensitive, comforting spirit.

I'll touch more on the other aspects later, but for now I just want to say that I am a proud mother. In the past two years, there have been countless times where I've sat and wondered if we're raising our daughter right. If by raising her, from what may as well be a state away from our family, will she be confident? Self-assured? Will she believe that she is worthy of everything that life has to offer and more? I've wondered if raising her without religious foundations but teaching her to love and be compassionate, will that be enough? Can she grow to be good and do good and to love all equally? Will she make the right choices?

I've seen a glimpse of a product of hope. And I am proud.

My hand-me-down cold took a turn for the worse when my ear became stuffed up to the point where I couldn't hear. Pros and cons, let me tell you! It turns out, it is only an ear infection, but a severe one at that. This morning after getting home from work, I felt horrible. Nauseated, cold, feverish, and dizzy. Desperate to be taken care of.

I was reassured that everything would be fine. Lola looked at me with those big browns and said, "Mommy sick." Did I mention that I love that she calls me mommy now? She came over and stuffed a variety of her plastic fruits and vegetables under my blanket, for nourishment of course, each time covering me up and patting my back softly and slowly. This little gesture, the affection and thought behind it, came through with her big, comforting spirit.

She's turning into a good little human.

Calm seas ahead!


Melanie said...

OMGosh. Beautiful job! She is such an angel face!

Ky said...

She's adorable! You are doing a wonderful job raising her. Already at the age of two she is showing empathy and compassion. What a little sweetheart.
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So sweet that she took care of you. Hope you are feeling better.

Courtney said...

She's beautiful! Sounds like she is on the right path. :)

Anonymous said...

What a little angel!!! You sure are lucky to have a little girl like that to take 'care' of you when you're sick!!

Jen said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Those big brown eyes are...Wow!
Those are the questions you'll be asking for years. I love her sweet heart and what that says about her character!

AJ said...

Such a sweet face...beautiful capture!

- Jessi - said...

Awe she's so cute! Hope you feel better soon and not looking forward to the terrible twos.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh so sweet! Aren't those soft little pats from their tiny hands the most precious thing ever??!! She is so adorable. Hope you are feeling better!