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There’s only so much I can do!

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Bunny Boo is 15 months old and we have tried baby proofing our home as securely as possible but there are still things that happen.

Earlier this morning while passing him his flask filled with water he bounced and jumped (as he always does) and landed his eye straight on the hard plastic straw spout. He yelled and screamed. I grabbed him up and prayed,checking his eye as I did and then rushed to splash some cold water on it. Thankfully other than the eye being reddened with the harsh impact and slight swelling, he’s fine.

 

As he napped I sat wondering what else I could do to keep him safe.

I can’t bubble wrap him and send him off to toddle around from room to room nor can I carry him in my arms and do things for him from the moment he wakes up to the moment he sleeps.

He’s a toddler. He needs to explore. He needs to discover. He needs to be adventurous. He needs to fall down, brush off the bruises and get up again.

And me, as his Mommy, need to let go and trust God to protect my child. I need to realize that there is only so much I can do and have to learn to stop losing my peace over my “Mommy Fail” moments.

 

As worry and concern flooded my heart, a gentle reminder took me to God’s Word in John 14: 27

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

My heart quietened and calmed.

 

I thank God that even though I can’t do everything, Β He CAN.

12 Comments

  1. Awe, glad he’s ok. We had an eye injury last week, that I still don’t know how it happened!
    Great scripture too!

    1. Eek! Hope your kiddo is ok. I guess what really had me worried was that it was his eye and that he’s too small to tell me what he was feeling and where it hurt. Just so grateful to God for His Protection.

  2. Oh how I remember trying to baby proof everything, I had mine all about three years apart so it wasn’t to bad with like three toddlers trying to baby proof everything. Ouch the straw story, yikes!!

    1. Mine are 4 years apart. I would be at my wits end if they were close together ‘coz I’m an over protective Mama Hen and God knows that! πŸ˜‰

  3. It does becoming challenging at times when balancing protection and allowing kids to be kids. Glad to hear he is okay. With 4 boys in my house, we have our share of injuries. Thankfully, only a few have need medical intervention.

    1. Wow 4 boys! I’m not sure if it’s a boy thing or a 2nd kid thing but Bunny Boo has always been our little bold lump all set for adventure. Bunny girl was much quieter and wouldn’t be on top of things and all over the place. Nevertheless it’s lots of fun! πŸ˜‰

      1. We should start a club.The Worry Wart Mommy of Toddlers club and remind each other of God’s Promises each time we hit panic mode! πŸ˜‰

  4. Awww glad he is ok. It is hard to keep them protected-but the verse you shared is so true :). Have a great week!

  5. I’m so glad the little guy is okay. It is so hard as parents to watch your little ones get hurt or sick.

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