Sunday, May 10, 2009

moms to the rescue

no pictures in this post. you'll understand why in a minute.

i don't have the energy or brain power right now to write a long beautiful post about mother's (but you can check out my sister's tribute to the best momma in the world right here.) this mother's day i was grateful for a boy who is adventurous and can scream loud enough for me to hear him.

we were lounging around a my parent's after a yummy dinner and even yummier strawberry shortcake dessert. luke was in getting a hair cut from papa randall. wasn't sure where max was. then i thought i heard a faint scream. i asked my mom and sis if they could her it...i went looking. out to the garage and the screaming got louder. sobbing, really. then i saw him. max, my insane child.

let me paint a picture really quick. my parent's live on a hill and when you pull into the driveway there is a fence with brick pillars directly in front of you. (the garage and house is to the left.) on the other side of that fence is a drop off. a big drop off. probably 10 feet (help me out here mom.) to the right of the fence are some rock stairs that get you into the backyard - those 10+ feet below.

anyway, max got this idea. he started over by the stairs and scooted his way along the ledge - on the DROP OFF SIDE OF THE FENCE until he couldn't go any farther. (it deadends at the garage) mind you, the ledge was maybe 6 inches wide and had 3 brick pillars that are close to 2 feet wide that he had to go around. the ledge near the brick pillars is only 2 inches wide.

so, i run out there looking for the screaming and see max hanging on for dear life - and i couldn't believe where he was or how in the world he had gotten there. i was trying to lift him over the fence (which is about 4 feet high) and pull him to safety. He was gripping the fence and screaming for dad to come help. dad didn't have a clue this was going on cuz he was in helping papa buzz luke. nana sue came out to see what was going on and with me hanging onto max's arms, nana sue grabbed the back of his pants and lifted him up. good thing she's been working out! he was scared to death. so was i. one slip and he would have fallen to a beautiful rock patio below. and broken a few somethings, i'm sure.

no pictures. no camera in my pocket. no time to capture the moment. just time to rescue.

so, today i am thankful for my mom and to be a mom. thankful max is safe. thankful we didn't have to take a trip to the er. thankful for a kid who is adventurous and daring. thankful he screamed when he got stuck. and thankful i heard him.

happy mother's day.


Janetha said...

coming from a first hand eye witness here.. it was some scary stuff people! sure glad crazy max is OK! happy mothers day!!

ermakaluso said...

Oh, wow. Glad everything turned out okay. I can't even imagine.

lovejoy said...

wow! amazing how that motherly instinct came in for your mom and she just grabbed and lifted... glad you heard him, too!! it's better that there's no pictures and this story than there be pictures of max in the er.

linds said...

wow, glad everyone is alright. max is full of adventure. love that about him.

Nana Sue said...

ditto, ditto and ditto! You got it all right down to the size of the brick pillars and it was even more scary reliving it again here! I was in bed thinking all about the "what ifs" and am so glad we heard those healthy screams! Happy mom's day to you Suni, you are a terrific momma to your boys!!