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Garibay Soup: I'm still sappy - oh, and a bash is coming soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm still sappy - oh, and a bash is coming soon!


I'm still pretty much in shock at what happened with Ella. I really feel like it's given me a different outlook on my life. I've stopped fretting the small stuff, and while I know this won't last a long time, I sortof hope it does.

The other day while we were driving Ella dumped popcorn all over her, the next day it was lemonade. Before I'd be so frustrated and dwell on this, that it would effect me. Now it doesn't. It's not that big of a deal that I'm going to have to clean something up ~ thank God she's here so I can have something to clean up. What would my life be like if she wasn't? I'd probably be praying for her to spill that popcorn a million times if I could just get one more smile, one more hug, one kiss.

I promise the depressing posts will stop soon, but for now I'm lavishing in the fact that my daughter is okay.

I'm going to say that I don't blame myself for what happened, because I honestly did not expect her to get up on the counter and get her medicine, but the fact that it was me who put that medicine on the counter puts a little bit of a blame on my shoulder. I'm not going to dwell on it, I'm going to use this as a learning experience. I've learned that bad things can happen to my kids, and unfortunately all it takes is a couple of seconds and they could be fighting for their lives. This scares me. Life is so scary. I hope that my story will help other moms out there realize that it can happen to you.



On a completely different note.... I'm announcing something that's coming to Garibay Soup from 7/23/09-7/25/09 ~ it's a Happy BlogNerd Bash! It's happy, because my birthday is 7/24/09 and it's BlogNerd, because it's for us nerds that aren't able to make it to Blogher this year.

Stay tuned for more details and a button to share on your blog :) Also feel free to start tweeting and sharing the word that Happy Blognerd is coming to Garibay Soup 7/23/09-7/25/09 ~ if you don't follow me on Twitter you can do so {HERE}

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3 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

I think it is completely understandable the way you are feeling right now after such an incident. Goodness, I don't think a soul could blame you! I pray the gratefulness continues and blessings abound for you. I am just so so happy that she is ok. She definitely has some guardian angels looking out for her.

July 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

I, too, have taken your experience and embraced it. I'm not sweating the small stuff either. I stepped barefooted on a grape a little while ago and I just giggled and cleaned up the mess. I think it's great you're telling your story and helping other moms see what could happen. It's truly something that could happen to any of us. I'm so glad your Ella is w/ you and spilling that lemonade and popcorn. Keep making messes, Ella!!

July 16, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh Amanda, they are not sad posts I too have been looking at Benjamin and wonderful blessing that he is. He is my little monster and I wouldn't have it any other way, also we are so glad that Ella is still here with us too. Who else would Benjamin talk to on the phone everyday. Btw your nephew is adorable are they staying with you for a while?

July 16, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

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