Wednesday, August 24, 2011

She's Kind Of My Hero

I'm so proud of Youngest.
She has taught me a lot about who she is this past week.
A few weeks back we had an Orthodontist appointment.

And like her sisters before her, she will be starting the first phase,
to straighten out those darn cute front teeth.
Unfortunately Dr. Herbert let us know one stubborn baby tooth needed to come out.
There was no big rush, but it would eventually have to be looked after.

Youngest couldn't stop thinking about the looming tooth pull.
The fears were especially strong just before falling asleep.
Many many tears were shed.
And finally she asked, Mom could you please make the appointment.

The next day I had forgotten her request,
and by nightfall the tears reappeared.
The next morning Youngest stood before me with the phone 
and told me to make the appointment.

She knew at the age of eight, that facing her fear head on,
was going to be much better than dealing with the worry and fear that came from waiting.

She was tired of feeling this way.
When I called to make the appointment and told them what was happening,
they managed to get her in within a few hours.
She was such a trooper at the dentist's office.

Not one tear was shed during the freezing.
She had wiped the last ones away as we sat in the Suburban in front of the office.
We waited until she was sure no one would know she had shed any.

I am always so thankful for the ceiling TV's.  
Family Channel is a great distraction when waiting for freezing to take hold.

While they pulled that tooth out,
I watched for any signs of discomfort.
I always check their toes...

and their hands.

But she was just fine.
We have a wonderful Dentist.

Even though it frightened her to no end,
She was determined to get this over with.
I was so proud of her.

She realized facing her fear was much more preferable,
to being held captive by the nightly tears her imagination was creating.

I just feel as though she has shown me who she is this past week.
I know she will be able to handle whatever challenges life may place before.

She's kind of my hero today.

Love you Youngest, don't ever forget how strong you are.

This post will be linking up with Jenny Matlock's 
Alphabe Thursday sponsored by~the letter S~

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  1. Youngest, you are A-MAY-ZING!!!! I'm proud of you (and I'm not even your Mom!)

  2. A wonderful story that we all should remember.

  3. That is wonderful that she already realizes this great truth. It will stand her in good stead throughout her life.


  4. She truly a hero! I would have avoided this.

  5. What a trouper! This little one has BIG courage and it will take her far!

  6. Dana, something tells me you are definitely doing something right! Brava! Your children are sooooo lucky!!!

  7. She's kinda my hero too! So much wisdom for such a young one.

  8. Awwww....she is so amazingly strong!!!! Wow! Beautiful post Dana!

  9. What a sweet girl you have! She was a brve little lady. I am always fearful of going to the dentist.

  10. Great post Dana- that girl has some amazing eyes!

  11. Isn't is wonderful to get a little glimps of who she will be some day. Obviously she will have no trouble dealing with problems head on.
    Job well done

  12. Hi again!

    Great post - truly a heroine!

    Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,



  13. What a brave little girl. I can see why you're so proud of her. :)

  14. We had that with Lily this summer. It's amazing to me what these little women can do at such young ages. What will they be like as women? Watch out, world!

  15. brave girl! & quite smart at bearing the news & the dentist.

  16. Way to go Youngest! What a brave girl you have, Dana.

  17. SO brave!!!
    Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday!

  18. What a wonderful post--such a beautiful tribute to your daughter!

    She's quite a beauty herself! I love her spirit.

  19. Courage. What a wonderful trait. It will help her so much through life.

    This post made me cry. What a brave little beauty you have there!

    Thanks for sharing this.


  20. Love her strength. Yes! She is so brave!


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