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A Little Girl’s Courage


My husband told me about an event that occurred today. I can’t stand when he talks to me about stuff like this. Much like the day he took me to see the movie Taken not long after we had our first little girl! Shaking me to my core as he told me about a seven year old little girl being the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed the rest of her family.

Amazingly enough this little girl who just so happens to be the same age as my oldest made her way too help with only a few cuts and bruises. She told the people whose house that she stumbled upon that she thought her family was dead, but was really hoping they were just sleeping!

I can’t tell you the tears that came to my eyes at the thought of this sweet little innocent made her way to safety. The survival skills that at the age of seven she would have to make the choice to leave her mother and father and seek help for herself! I don’t know if it were me if I wouldn’t have sat there and just cried.

Naturally after hearing this story, I had to go read for myself! I am not the kind of person who likes to hear or read about anything that has to do with children in a sad way. I am embarrassed to admit that I skim over the pictures of kids with cancer and do not watch the news because the bad stuff in the world just makes me want to sit under my own naïve rock and never know the truth! Ignorance is bliss right?

Something about this courageous young girl made me want to read it, and so I did. She sounds amazing and courageus and unable to help myself I googled the plane crash. If you are wondering where I am heading with this we are almost there.

As you know there are always comments under news articles that are posted online and one very odd comment has stuck with me in a way that wants to say what the Feck!

A gentleman who obviously is not a parent posed one very odd question! Why did the angels take that poor girls parents and not her? Why did they make her an orphan? Again I have to go what the Feck!

I would lay down my life for my kids and believe me if there were ever a choice it would be to save my babies! I am willing to bet that the parents of that little girl would feel the same!

Even more so, it is not up to us to question the will of god, mother nature, or whatever higher being that you believe in. For me it is God and if god let that girl survive then he has great plans for her! I believe that we are all here with a purpose and that little girl has one.

I am not disregarding nor am I being insensitive to the fact that she has lost her parents because I can’t even begin to imagine what that must be like. She will have challenges along her way, but she is a survivor! It has already been proven.

To the man who thinks it would be better to have lost the child: Until you have experienced the love for  a child, you cannot understand the depths of the earth us parents would go through to keep them safe and away from harm. Learn what it means to love someone with such intensity that you feel actual pain and then come back and tell me if you would make the same comment. I have a feeling your opinion would change!

What are your thoughts on this story?  


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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

22 thoughts on “A Little Girl’s Courage

  1. I’m like you. I skim the extreme sadness b/c I don’t want to feel it, especially since I can’t do anything to help. This was a touching story. I had heard only a little of it in the news. I hope she has a good set of grandparents or aunt or somebody who will help her through this. This precious child! No, that commenter you mentioned probably doesn’t have kids. I’m remembering to be thankful that I have my family today!

    1. That’s what I’m hoping for! Good grandparents for her, that sweet girl. She is so brave and it reminded me to hug mine a little tighter too 🙂

  2. When I heard of the story, I too felt an incredible sadness for this child’s loss, but also an admiration for the strength and courage she displayed under the trauma of a crash for one so young. Her parents obviously instilled a strength and resilience in her. That is commendable. It’s just another example of how resilient our children are, and that we need to really prepare them for life and its eventualities even while we are loving and protecting them.

  3. I heard about this one but did not delve too deep into the story because, well there’s just so much tragedy out there… 😦
    Who knows how or why some are taken while others are spared when these accidents happen. Though I’m not religious, I do like to think that maybe there is something that she is meant to do on this earth and that is why she was spared.
    That’s the only positive spin I can put on it, otherwise it’s all just too heartbreaking.

  4. I heard about this story this morning and On the Today Show they said maybe there was some “divine intervention” going on. Maybe the spirits of her parents guided her to the house. I like that idea, that her parents were looking out for her. I want to believe I would be able to guide and protect my living children in my afterlife.

  5. I heard about the little girl, but purposely didn’t go and read the story, I cannot handle stories like this involving kids. It always makes me think what would happen, if that was my child, and then I spend hours crying! Like you, I would die for my kids, that man who made that awful comment has no clue!

    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    1. I thought I was the only one who couldn’t read stores like that and it’s nice to know that I’m not the only ine. It is so sad and I just couldn’t even imagine if it were one of my children!

  6. I tend to think of children like this who have survive traumatic events that left them alone without families when I am tossing and turning at night. Silly, I know, but at the same time it provides some type of relief to know that someone is thinking of and worrying about them.

    1. I don’t think that’s silly at all! I have done the same at times and agree that someone has to think of them. Especially when they lose their entire family. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  7. I too heard the story of the little girl, I didn’t look further into the story because I was so upset just in hearing about her on the news.
    Your post was enough to bring tears to my eyes!
    How anyone might think she’d be better off dead is beyond me – I do hope that she has other family members who will nuture her now, I believe (as you do) that God must have plans for her.. she has already proved herself to be an exceptional human being IMO.

    Thanks for sharing this thoughtful post.

    Dropping by from the #weekendbloghop .. Kimmie x

    1. Thank you and I agree, we can only hope that she has a great family support to help her through this transition in her life. I also hope they realize the need for therapy early on as I am sure she will need that too, I know that I would!

  8. My heart breaks for this little girl, but it sounds like she already has a soul of a fighter, and I think she is going to make it through this. As parents we would give our lives for our children at any second.

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