Lily looks up at me "Mommy, the floor is dirty!" (I was proud and concerned at the same time)
"Yes lily, it is dirty, it needs to get swept!"
"Mommy gonna do it?"
"No Mommy can't do it, I can't sweep when my foot hurts like this."
"Yes you can!, I help"
She ran in the kitchen and came back with the broom and dust pan. " I'll do this mommy," she gave me the broom and she held the dust pan to the floor." The look on her face was awesome, I could tell she really wanted to help, and this was important to her.
"I don't know honey, I can only use one leg, this is going to be hard." I was really thinking, my foot hurt so bad I just wanted to sit and not risk bumping it again. But I also didn't want to disappoint my determined little girl.
"You can mommy, be careful." her little eyes shown with great concern as I started the task at hand.
We did what we could, certainly not a spick and span, but at least the piles of dirt were gone. (left from my husband's boots this morning)
I was almost in tears when we were done. Not because of the pain, but because of the kindness my almost three year old was showing, and how much she is growing up. I have seen her in a new light these past couple of days.
He carries me, when I don't think I can do it anymore!