September 12, 2012

When Push Comes to Shove

Filed under: children, Christianity, Faith, God's Love — Tags: , , — yalandarose @ 3:29 pm

She had every reason to be confused, even hurt.  My daughter wasn’t doing anything wrong. She hadn’t pitched a fit or thrown a tantrum.  She was actually behaving extremely well. But I could tell by her eyes  what her mouth hadn’t formed the words to say, Why did I push her?

Shoved more like it, when she didn’t do anything to deserve it. No explanation, no warning, just a push causing her to stumble forward.

No, I hadn’t blown my top, I wasn’t in a hurry, so why did I seemingly punish her with no provocation, her eyes kept asking me.

To protect her.

One thing I do know about my daughter is her irrational fear of bugs and all things creepy crawly. One thing she was not aware of, was that there was a huge one on the other side of the door big enough to induce shock.

Since I was ahead of her, I was aware of the critter that would have frozen my daughter in her tracks preventing her from taking another step. So I gave her a swift push.

Though she stumbled, she landed safely. It was at the safety of our vehicle that I addressed the confusion in her eyes and tended to her bruised  – ego.

While not getting too descriptive, I informed her of the bug that was now behind her, and she then understood that the push was to protect her.



  1. When my sons were getting to their teens with a curiousity for horror films I checked out Arachnophobia. Those 3 boys freaked pointing to our 28 ft tongue in curve wooded ceiling where we had huge fuzzy spiders. I’d flog the place but they would hide behind the wood then come laughing as I was cleaning up the toxic before it got to us. Good news none of them are big fans of the horror stuff.

    Comment by learningmypathtowardsgod — September 12, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    • that’s why i’m not a fan of horror films, it makes me paranoid:) unfortunately, my daughter doesn’t know that i am scared of bugs too!

      Comment by yalandarose — September 13, 2012 @ 12:02 am

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