Dusty Is Walking

My nephew, Dusty the Hero Dog, is recovering nicely from his recent calamity with the “too fast for the conditions” driver.

The brave little hero…

I was thinking this morning of the many accidental injuries and personal traumas that the children of Mother Goose have endured over the years. The broken bones and concussions, the horrifying gashes in their skin, the times when they became lost, the corrective surgeries and the trips to the ER.

Omigooseness, being a parent is the toughest job on the planet!

We need nerves of steel and faith of the saints to survive the trials and tribulations of our children. What mom or dad hasn’t shed vast volumes of tears for their injured child? What parent has not blamed themselves for their babies accidents? Even if we have been the most cautious and careful moms, the kids will certainly find ways to get hurt, won’t they?

Mother Goose knows this all too well.

Many of my readers have noticed my bony and calloused knees.

Omigooseness those knees are knobby!

They ask me, “Mother Goose, it seems that you might be a floor-scrubbing maid with knees like that?”

With my smile firmly in place, I tell them that I am a mother. And yes, I do occasionally scrub the kitchen floor but these knees have attained an attitude of knobbiness from spending time in prayer. Yes, Mother Goose prays for her children on her knees! There is no better way to reach the heights of heaven than by kneeling before God in the solitude of my prayer closet.

Every child and probably every pet needs our protection and our prayers.

Here’s a hip hip hooray for Dusty and his parents who are taking really good care of him and trusting God to keep him safe and well! They are a real blessing!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 15:31:03

    YAY, Dusty! Natalie, your paragraph about praying on your knees reminded me of the story one of my aunts told about my grandmother (mother of 12). My aunt said it was a cold evening, and Grandma was on her knees, praying. My aunt urged her mother to come to bed – it was cold. And Grandma said she was praying, and she had lots of people to pray for.


  2. Eric Winger
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 00:41:18

    Cheers to Dusty, but more cheers to Mother Goose!!

    Swabbin’ the decks is just one of the many jobs a parent does and I’m sure you’re doing everyone of them splendidly, Natalie!



  3. Three Well Beings
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 02:01:38

    So glad to see Dusty is getting around! And I couldn’t agree more about the need for prayer! My list gets awfully long sometimes, Mother Goose! Debra


  4. jeff noel
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 06:15:31

    Pray without ceasing seems so cliche, and yet, it also seems so extraordinarily powerful. Peace and contentment in life are never far. The biggest blessing in life is a grateful heart.


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