Skip to main content

Listening to your Inner Voice.... again

Funny enough I had another 'listen to your inner voice' this weekend and again I am grateful I did. The weather down here has been feeling like a sauna so I got the opportunity to take the kids to a pool at a friend's house. You just never know how something so innocent or normal could possible turn into a life changing event.

You see my daughter loves the water. I really think she is a water baby because you cannot keep her away if there is a body of water nearby. The other thing is once she sets her mind on something she is very determined to follow through. So while all the kids were inside getting their sunblock on... my daughter decided to take a little stroll by herself to the pool.

I on the other hand was just about to take a bathroom break and gave a quick glance around the room before closing in. Then I paused. In my glance around I could not recall seeing a little person in a pink princess bath suit. I could not recall seeing Sydney. So I stepped out and asked the other 3 adults in the room... "Where is Sydney?" And before they could even wonder her whereabout I turned and flew out the door. I knew exactly who I was dealing with and I knew exactly what she wanted. "I want pool mommy!"

To get to the pool you had to take about 50 steps and pass at least 3 building .... and my little 2 year old went strolling along pass these buildings... up and down the 50 steps and was standing by the pool with her finger in her mouth completely mesmerized.

The good thing is she did not jump in and she listen when she heard me scream her name. The good thing is I did not waste a second searching for her in the house and went on my gut instincts. the good thing is I listened to my inner voice that warned she was not where she was suppose to me. I listened to the voice that said .... "Where is Sydney???"

I do not want to think what might had happened if I did not notice her absence in the house. I do not want to think she would have jumped in with no one present. But the truth is many kids risk their lives jumping in a pool because they are unaware of the danger.

I am just lucky I acted as fast as I did and that her guardian angel was working overtime.




Comments

  1. Wow, your mommy instincts kicked in and you were smart enough to listen and act so quickly! I'm glad your daughter is okay. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh wow.. scary!!!! great job listening to your instincts.. Sadly I tend to doubt my instincts a lot and I REALY need to work on trusting them more!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! What a scary feeling that must of been. Fortunately, you know your daughter very well and knew exactly where she might be headed. Glad that everything turned out ok. Thanks for joining in on the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. I'm now following you via Twitter!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Blog Hop.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ revampspunkyrena.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Rena

    ReplyDelete
  5. How scary! I'm so glad to hear she was just fine :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and following!

    Hope you have a wonderful day :)

    ~Karen
    www.themaxells.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. So scary. Glad it was ok. New follower.

    ReplyDelete
  7. OH, man! I'm so glad you listened, too! My son did something like that once, only he jumped in! Luckily we were just on the patio & my husband was able to run over, jump in, and snatch him up! SO scary, though!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my guest post! I'm excited to get to know you better! Plus, with a name like Jillian you MUST be awesome, right?! ;)

    Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow, that is so scary! My oldest has never been afraid of water and would jump right in without even a second thought so I've always been a little paranoid around swimming pools :)

    So glad you listened to your inner voice and glad your little princess didn't jump in!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So scary!! Thank goodness you went with your instinct!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm so happy that you went with your gut on that, and I'm glad Sydney was smart enough not to jump in. Good work, Mom!

    (Also, I'm following you back now, too!)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh goodness, so glad you caught her in time! Following back from Caffeinated Chronicles of a Supermom, thanks for coming by!

    I apologize, when I went to publish your comment, I of course being me hit delete on accident. So if you don't see it show up, that's why. Obviously I need more coffee this morning :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh gosh! We have a pool and I regularly panic about the little guys out there. I have locks and chains galore on all the gates! And yes, yes, yes, always listen to that inner Momma voice. So glad to find your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I went to my best friends house last summer (not this past summer, but the one before that) and she has a pool. My youngest son has to wear a life jacket to go into the pool because I don't trust his swimming skills yet. Well, he got into the pool without his jacket on and couldn't get up to tell anyone he was in there. I was pregnant with Zeva and was stuck sitting down. I caught he was missing within seconds (my back was turned away from the pool.) My best friend got him for him quickly. Since then he's made sure he's kept his jacket on at all times around water. It scared all of us big time.

    I think it's amazing how God installed in us our "motherly instincts." Great post.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So glad that everything turned out ok! What a scary moment! That gut instinct is a powerful thing. Thank you for the follow on my blog, I am here to follow back!

    Danielle http://tworedbirthstones.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Major goose bumps!! My 3 yr old also loves the water, anytime we're near it I keep an extra eye out. :) Danica Martin

    ReplyDelete
  16. found u through the naptime review mom's monday mingle and now follow thru gfc..i'm so glad your instincts kicked in like that. kids are SO FAST!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Version of Fall.

I have been seeing on other blogs beautiful pictures of the ever changing and eye stimulating Fall season. Honestly living in Trinidad limits your experiences of the changing seasons and seeing how spring turns to summer to fall and then winter. All I have is endless summer greenery. All I have is the constant warm weather and lush green rain forests.

So I have been living vicariously through other blog admiring the Fall pictures and sometimes questioning if it is really true. Then I had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and got to spend the day just lying on a beach and soaking in the sun. So I decided to give you all my version of Fall. And see what we get during the Fall Season.

Enjoy.


 I visited a beach house in Blanchisseuse Beach and it was attached to 3 different bays. It was fun just splashing in the waves, and fun exploring each bay in the warming sun.


This was a bird's eye view of the bay that had clear green water and little watery caves to hide under. My son really liked…

Hate is a strong word.

When you live on a small island like I do in Trinidad, you really do not want to be too outspoken about terrible things happening to someone you know, because it is almost as if you are talking about it happening in your own backyard. But the fact is, terrible things do happen and unfortunately it sometimes happen to people you know or people who you cannot ignore.

In the last month there was a unforgettable incident of a little girl being attacked and physically taken advantage of ... and this rocked out entire community. Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, granddaughters and friends were really disturbed about the attack... because you do feel as if it has happened in your back yard! For a few weeks no one felt safe in their own homes and everyone was whispering about the ever changing rumors of the whereabouts of a man, who manage to physically hurt 1 and mentally hurt 100s.

In my heart I do feel sorry for the young girl and pray that through God, family and friends she can be a su…

Tidbits of Halloween

As a computer Teacher these are a few Halloween Posters I got the students to create. I hop you enjoy reading their poems. 







This last photo is  a wall that was decorated in the school for the students to see.