Sometimes Being A Mom Can Hurt Your Heart

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I think it goes without saying, I love Ava-Grace in ways that no words can every describe. My love for her is unlike any love I have ever experienced. Nothing can ever prepare a woman for the breathtaking way she will love her child. That love is so great, so infinite that sometimes it can actually hurt. Even just thinking about how much I love her makes my chest tight, my heart ache and my eyes burn with unshed tears.But yesterday my heart got hurt! We were going for our usual weekly swimming lesson’s, which Ava absolutley LOVES! She was looking ultra cute in her little swimming costume and Hello Kitty Cros when we arrived for our lesson. There were a group of children playing in the play area right outside in the indoor pool area when we arrived. Ava was so excited to be at swimming and to see all the other children and she was checking them all out and waving hello to everyone when she tripped over her own feet, went sprawling across the floor, grazed all the skin off her knee’s and both her elbows.

The part that nearly broke my heart was not seeing her get hurt, but seeing her utter embarrassment and humiliation at falling in front of all the other children. She was so mortified she covered her eyes with her hands and all I could see what her little lip trembling between her hands. When I picked her up and reassured her while I carried her in, only after she was sure we were out of sight of the children did she allow herself a little cry.

It was awful! I’m not sure who or what hurt more, Ava’s knee’s and elbows, her pride or my aching fragile mother heart.

February 21, 2012
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10 Comments

  • Reply Robyn

    Oh Sweetheart!! *sadface*

    February 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply natasjap

    Poor baby! What a lady for keeping her composure in front of the other kids.

    February 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply colourgiggles

    Oh my goodness, you can SO feel the enormous amount of love you have for Ava in this post… Beautiful. (and sorry a little piece of your heart was broken yesterday).

    February 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    Such a brave little girl. My 2 never hesitate to scream blue murder when they hurt themselves and sometimes even when they’re not so hurt which drives me nuts. Ava actually stops breathing so that her lips start to turn blue and it takes what feels like an eternity for her to actually start crying (and breathing again).

    February 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply darylfaure

    Oh Sharon, what a brave little soul she is! I’m afraid Dylan is a drama queen of note too and doesn’t hesitate to let rip for a real or imagined pain. Sometimes I wish he would be a little more stoic. Please give her eina’s a big kiss from me.XXX

    February 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Cat@jugglingactoflife

    Oh poor kiddo .

    February 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply reluctantmom

    There is that {awful} shift when they realise the world exists – and then they start to feel embarrassed and shamed by stuff that they accepted as ‘normal’ and it does break your heart when you realise hwo much hurt they have waiting for them .. and you want to sweep them up and protect them from it all ……but unfortunately you can’t ……

    February 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Moments like that are the hardest thing to deal with. It’s so hard when our little ones hit a stage when we can no longer just kiss it and make it all better.

    February 22, 2012 at 5:04 am
  • Reply To Love Bella

    That’s me done. Heart landed kerPLUNK at my feet.
    Poor little nubbin. So very sad…

    February 22, 2012 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Laura

    Oh these moments are hard for us moms to watch!!!! I sommer cry with them!

    February 22, 2012 at 11:16 am
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