The Daily Rescue

Tell us about the time you rescued someone else (person or animal) from a dangerous situation. What happened? How did you prevail?

I wish I had stories of bravery to tell here where I threw myself in front of a speeding car to rescue a toddler stranded on the road or I pulled the dog out of the river to return it to its owner, but sorry I don’t have anything. Not that I wouldn’t put myself in danger to bring my child out of it, but thankfully nothing like that has ever happened.

As a mother I’m always rescuing my 4 year old from situations which he thinks are quite serious. “Help me, Mama, please help me!” cries the little guy trying to fix his broken toy. I come over and with expert maneuvers put his toy back together. “Mama, make me OK” he sobs when he gets hurt usually doing something naughty. I rub his hand and kiss it and make the pain go away. No repairman or doctor could do what I can do.

So what makes me such an expert? In my son’s mind Mama can fix any broken toy and mend any little hurt he gets. That’s what mothers are for.

I like my role as a rescuer. It makes me feel important and special.

And so it makes me sad to think that the older he gets and the more sophisticated his toys get it will be more difficult for me to fix them. And he’ll soon be old enough not to cry when he gets hurt and learn that eventually with time his wounds will heal by themselves. Will he stop needing me to rescue him?


Daily Prompt: Daring Do

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  6. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | kimmiecode 🙂
  7. El Hombre Viril: The Abridged Epic of Julio and the Sun God | Finale to an Entrance
  8. Saving an abused child | alienorajt
  9. An 8 month old called Lili | The Number FiftyTwo
  10. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Basically Beyond Basic
  11. bold | yi-ching lin photography
  12. Saved the Giddy Goat | Underneath her little mind
  13. Daring Do At Your Rescue | Kansa Muse
  14. When I Was Supermom | mycookinglifebypatty
  15. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. …is beautiful | peacefulblessedstar
  17. A Failed Rescue | Flowers and Breezes
  18. Daring Do | nanopod: hybrid studio
  19. Your Journey Is Your Own | The Nameless One
  20. Rescued | Life is great
  21. My Rescue! | Haiku By Ku
  23. Simon Rescued Himself
  24. Bold | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  25. ted corbitt and i | fragments of life
  26. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  27. Top O’ The World Ma (Daily Prompt: Daring Do – Bold) | PCH Traveler
  28. I think the stars are a little out of alignment | Rob’s Surf Report
  29. BOLD | Active Army Wife
  30. DP Challenge: In the End…He is Still an Animal « Morning Pages
  31. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | My Atheist Blog
  32. When I Found Her, She Was Not There…(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  33. The Pistol | johnny ojanpera
  34. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | soulfoodwords
  35. Bold (how I saved my soul) | Stories from aside
  36. Moving On From the Negative: Daily Prompts | Scorched Ice
  37. Daily Prompt: Heroine | One Starving Activist
  38. Daily Prompt Challenge: I Dared To Help A Friend In Recovery Crisis | *Recovery Ramblins Blog Of ~ Author Catherine Lyon*
  39. Up, Up and Away! | meanderedwanderings
  40. My Role of Rescuer – To My Drama-Addicted Family
  41. derring-done | sarahscapes
  42. Zakc Head
  43. TO SAVE THE WORLD | hastywords
  44. Daily Prompt: Daring Do: Hello? | UP! With Jesus
  45. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Lost Bulldog! 😦 | House of Farts
  46. The Pass – a short story. | Kate Murray
  47. Dare To Save Your Life | Emotional Fitness
  48. Rescue Me | Wiley’s Wisdom
  49. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | GG’s World
  50. A Fire In Five Minutes | polymathically
  51. DP: The little guy. | Simple Heart Girl
  52. The Forgotten Rescue Of One Lucky Dog! | The Political and Social Chaos Blog
  53. Daring Do | Maine Forest Cafe
  54. Close Call « Love~K
  55. Rescuing Kerouac | The Silver Leaf Journal
  56. The Daily: Daring Do | Patty Ryan Lee
  57. Bold Silence | The Artistic Nobody
  58. Daily Prompt: Daring Do | The Blogging Path

4 thoughts on “The Daily Rescue

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Daring Do | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

  2. No matter what his age, he will “always” need his Mama – it’s just the means and ways will change – a shoulder to cry on when he suffers his first heartbreak, a great hug when he scores his first goal in whatever sport he plays, an ear of someone he trusts when he needs advice about something important. Toys and little hurts are but small – the true test of “daily rescue” comes with aging and growing up.

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