Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 8: Dear Daughters, Simple Safety



Dear Daughters,

As I have shared many times, growing up on a ranch, I was taught to watch for snakes.

I may have been driving a jeep, with a standard stick shift by the time I was 10 , but that didn’t seem as

treacherous to Papa as being snake bit or having my horse Honey Child run away with me.

Nonnie worried more about swimming too soon after we ate lunch or the undertow at the beach.

The message in all of this is love and care, and as a result , part of that message is the care and watching we do

I know.

I probably burned my safety lecture bridges with you when you were at Texas A&M.

I warned you about EVERYTHING.

And yes, I remember warning you about someone cutting your Achilles tendon while you were unlocking

your car in the student parking lot.

That may have been a bit extreme.

But back to the message. 

It is about the watching.

In the photo above Dad is watching Harrison fish because the edge of the lake is a straight drop into the water.


And maybe Harrison didn’t exactly feel like he needed watching, but Dad needed to watch him.

Does that make sense?

Drive carefully tomorrow on your way to work.


I did it again.

Love, Mom


Creations By Cindy said...

Enjoyed this post! Have a sweet day! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pom Pom said...

I'm a safety nut, too! I like to say, "Be careful!" and "Drive safe!"
Great post!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And it has been thus since the beginning of time.

Amy at love made my home said...

I don't think that parents ever stop telling their children to drive safely! xx

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sure my adult children roll their eyes behind my back because I still tell them to "be careful" and "drive safely" among other things. But, as I tell them, that is what mother's do!


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