Bravery

Today was a day to be brave.  9 years ago on this day my younger sister fell asleep, I remember every minute of that day like it was yesterday.  I needed to be brave, I needed to be strong for my girls.  They are too young to understand.  They came with me and my Mum to the grave.  In some ways it made it easier having them there.  My eldest wanted to help with the flowers and they were both ever so good

helping

When we came home I needed to keep busy to take my mind off things.  I love to be outdoors and so I spent the afternoon with the girls in the garden.  My eldest helped me plant some plants

planting

It was incredibly hard work as I had to move the pebbles in order to plant, but I hope it will all be worth it when the plants grow and the garden starts to attract wildlife.

Whilst digging we came across a worm.  My eldest loves animals when they are far away but if they come up close she gets very scared.  The same happened with the worm.  I picked it up to show her it was ok, she slowly came round to the idea.  After a few minutes she asked if she could hold the worm.  This was incredibly brave for my daughter to do

holding the worm

I am ever so proud of her for doing so.  She did not want to put the worm back into the ground.  After a long question and answer on the worm she finally agreed to put him back to look after the plants.  

This day I love Bravery 

20 Comments

  1. My daughter loves planting and always wants to help, not sure she'd pick up a worm though - how brave of your little girl!

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  2. Beautiful post Leyla, it must have been a tough day for all of you, losing someone you love is a dreadful thing to have to live with. What a brave little girl you have, you must be very proud of her x

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  3. Sounds like a difficult day in which your girls were a huge support. Well done to the eldest with the worm, they really are so harmless, it looks like she agrees now too. Thank you for sharing your happy and sad moments on Country Kids.

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  4. My boys love worms... Wonder if it's a boy thing! What a tough day for you, I'm glad that you had your girls to help you through it xx

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  5. Lovely post, well done to you for being brave getting through a difficult day, and to your little girl for being brave enough to hold the worm xxx

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  6. A lovely post. It must of been a hard day for you so I'm glad you were able to get outside and keep occupied xxxx

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  7. Oh I'm so sorry, that must be so hard and it is so hard explaining these things to children, but it is often a good way to make them understand life and death too. Sending you big hugs, a really lovely post

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  8. A very lovely post and nice way to remember your sister and mark the day xx

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  9. Oh what a lovely post. I am so sorry about your sistexx

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  10. you both had a 'brave' day together. I find it easier to stay strong when my boys are with me too x

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  11. oh lovely i am so sorry about your sister. its a lovely brave day and your daughter holding the worm is brave too - not sure i would want to!! (hugs) x x

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  12. Sorry to hear about your sister. Really lovely post.

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  13. Oh this is such a touching post, I am so sorry about your sister, my father passed away a few years ago in very unexpected circumstances so I know the need to keep busy and keep the mind occupied. I love how brave your daughter was and that she is facing her fears. Great post and stopping over from Country Kids


    Laura
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  14. Oh I'm so sorry to read about your sister, life can be so very unfair sometimes. You've both been very brave, and well done for encouraging her curiosity in the natural world.

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

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  15. Lovely post, and hugs to you.

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  16. Sounds like you were both very brave. Sorry to hear about your loss. xx

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  17. Ewww - poor you! I've just linked up too - Dexter faceplanted himself in a spider web in our garden. Horrific!

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