Ez and I had a scare with Elise a couple weeks ago while we were taking pictures with my family. The location of where we were getting our pictures done was up high on some rocks by the Snake River in Idaho Falls.
One of us is always in charge of watching Elise very closely. Ez gave me the hand-off and I soon got distracted. Not too long after Ez asked me where Elise was.
"Where is Elise?" is a phrase I hear more often than I wish. It panics me so much because I know of all the possible dangers that can happen to her very quickly: wandering off and drowning are my 2 biggest fears.
Both Ez and I know we have to act and act immediately. There is no wasting time.
As soon as Ez asked me that question we both turned around and scanned the area as fast as we could. Ez spotted her running away from us to the edge of the rocks. My heart almost stopped as I watched Ez sprint over to her.
He caught her just as she was throwing her sippy cup into the river.
She could have easily lost her balance and fallen off the rocks into the river without anyone even noticing.
I watched the sippy cup float down the river, feeling immensely relieved and grateful it wasn't her.
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!