Today I actually lost my daughter!

Today, is the day that will change the way I parent- for the rest of my life! It was just like any normal day, except my mom was coming to visit. She was bringing over some supplies for a baking project I wanted to do. She had just arrived and we brought in the 1st load of items from her car. Evan was in the bouncy seat and Aimlee was watching us out the window, as she always does when we go outside for a minute. We brought in the second load and then decided to start unpacking the bags. All the sudden, we couldn’t find Aimlee. Oh no, did she go outside? I have always heard the squeaking of the screen door any time she tried to come outside when we were outside, in the past. I was sure I didn’t hear that. I started searching the house like crazy- no Aimlee. My mom checked outside- no Aimlee. I started to panic. Anytime I ever wondered where she was- she would always say “hi mommy” or “peek a boo”. I would have given anything to hear her voice! We searched and searched- I even ran down the street- no Aimlee- anywhere!! After calling Jason in a panic, I called 911. Something I hoped to never have to do! Yes, I lost my daughter! … She was last seen in a pink pajama onesie, hair in a ponytail. I frantically searched from room to room as my mom drove around the block- how far could she have gone? She had officially been missing for about 10 minutes- I was under the table seeing if she was on the chairs that were pushed in. I then heard something spill in the kitchen – I thought it was dog food- my first thought- how did Evan pull on that dog food bag? Nope IT WAS AIMLEE!!!!!!! I was soooo relieved- to say the least! Oh yeah,  the noise? It was skittles. This silly 2 year old had been hiding in our tiny little partry eating skittles- I think she is her daddy’s kid! The 911 operated was able to cancel the call- and I hugged the stuffings of her! Lesson learned- nope can’t leave her alone- we will next time take turns going in and out. Feeling so grateful today as God watched over my family and blessed us for the 100th time just this week.

Here she is cleaning up the skittles- no idea what had happened!

Here she is cleaning up the skittles- no idea what had happened!