Saturday, May 19, 2012

We saw her standing on the concrete railing by the pool, on one leg, so proudly.  We wondered at the sight.  Why was she there?

Then we saw her little one swimming in the water below...

...and to our delight, we discovered even more reasons as to the mother duck's focused pose.
Nestled in the corner of the pool were the rest of her babies.
She did not move from her position of guarding her little ones.

I understand that.

This week, when I took my little ones to the park, I stood guard too, although I kept both feet on the ground.

"Mothering" is a job to be taken seriously.

Just another "little something for you" today.


Debbie said...

Loved this...soo sweet, and soo true! Hope you enjoy your week-end! HUGS

Judy said...

I did some 'guarding' of my grands this week as well...and realized again just how serious a job 'mothering' is! I think I more suited to 'grandmothering' these days. Good analogy...from creation.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet post with such cute photos of a mom being a mom :)

Christine said...

Oh how sweet!
Yes, mothering and protection go hand in hand.

Debbie said...

Sister, you said it! Ducks are better moms than some humans! With the rate of kids missing nowadays I marvel at the number of little kids wandering past here on the way to the park alone or waiting for a school bus. I would hate to have as many as that little duck has! :D I'm enjoying my little granddaughter and her mommy for a couple of days here at home. Such fun!

lindsey said...

Such a sweet post...ducklings and children :)

Kathleen said...

Oh how I love baby ducks! On more than one ocassion I've had to stop my car while a mama & her brood crossed the street.

Nature is such a great teacher. We grandmothers know so well how fiercely protective & proud are mamas & grandmamas hearts.

Anneliese said...

I saw a duck try to take her little chicks across a busy street today.. she was close to the cross walk but not tall enough to press the button. I cringed inside when cars whizzed by and did not see them. The poor mother duck. She felt quite helpless, I'm sure. My walking friend ended up running into the street and shooing the ducks back to the park. I think it was all because one little one was prone to go off on her own... we saw more chicks when we got to the park... waiting there and they all waddled off together, while we breathed a sigh of relief.
Haven't we all been there?


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