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The Frog that became Cloverleaf

Updated on July 17, 2013

The Nativity Play

A couple of months after Cloverleaf started school, at 4 years of age, it was Christmas and time for the Nativity Play. This was my first experience of a school activity as a parent; I was pretty excited and nervous too!

This was a Nativity Play with a difference. It starred frogs. Now just what role they played in the birth of Jesus, after all these years I can’t just remember.

The first time you see your child upon stage is a proud one, as I am sure all parents that have experienced it will remember.

The Frog's Jump

The little frogs all dressed up in their costumes lined up across the stage and sang their song and ended the chorus with a leap forward.

Cloverleaf leapt higher and further than all the other frogs and almost landed up with the audience.

The audience cheered and applauded loudly as the Head teacher approached the stage.

“Well done everybody, but there was one little frog that jumped further than anyone” and she singled out Cloverleaf.

“We all want to see this little frog jump again don’t we?”

It was Cloverleaf’s moment, and she performed her leap again.

Tears of pride filled my eyes and rolled down my cheeks, everyone applauded, I didn’t care I was the only one giving her a standing ovation, I was so proud.

Here she is now many years later, pushing herself not only to succeed but to excel in all she does.

Congratulations, Cloverleaf, on completing the “30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge” and also for writing 50 hubs in total.

Your hubs are a joy to read, your topics varied, interesting and well researched. Well done!


My darling daughter, you are very special. I know you always laugh at me when I tell you how proud I am, but you make me feel I’m the proudest Mum in the World.

I love you more than words can say, thank you for being you.


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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tillsontitan, thank you for stopping by and your very kind comments, they are much appreciated!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi suzette, thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments - I am a very lucky mum and am so proud of cloverleaf!

      Take care and enjoy your day, Lesley

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      And Cloverleaf must be so proud you are her Mum! This was a lovely tribute to her and her talents. What Mum wouldn't be proud of her daughter? May tears of pride and joy follow you both across the ocean.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Lesley: what a lovely story! How precious she must be to you. I can't believe I don't know cloverleaf, but you can be sure I will now. What an inspirational hub and how sweet of you as a mother to write something such as this for your daughter. Both of you are truly blessed!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, thank you so much from both Cloverleaf and me, it's always good to see you, hugs back - Lesley

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi MM... always a blessing to watch and Mum and a Daughter do things together... the greatest blessing is to watch the love. I think you are both talented and creative people...

      Special Hugs

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Emma, it's nice to meet you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story of Cloverleaf - you can probably tell I am very proud of her!

      Thank you for the follow, I am popping over to your place now, best wishes Lesley

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      Emma Harvey 5 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      What a gorgeous story. I follow Cloverleaf and now am very pleased to follow you too :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Derdriu, thank you for your lovely comments, I am so proud of Cloverleaf and all her achivements, she is is wonderful daughter!

      Best wishes MM

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Movie Master: What an appealing, charming, endearing tribute to your daughter's life of happy achievements!

      Congratulations to you for raising such an excellent daughter, and congratulations to her for being such an excellent Christmas frog and HubPages-er.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,

      Derdriu

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I am so proud of Cloverleaf and she always supports and encourages me!

      Many thanks for the votes, take care MM

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I can appreciate that mother-daughter relationship as my mom and I have a really close one.Enjoyed this hub, Movie Master! And you're right--Cloverleaf writes well, and on interesting and varied topics. You have every right to feel proud. You do a great job on HubPages yourself. Kudos to the mother and daughter combo! Voted up and across the board!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi FFP, it's nice to meet you and I hope it's ok to shorten your name!

      I am very proud of Cloverleaf, she has written some fantastic hubs, I am sure you will enjoy reading them!

      Many thanks for your great comments, take care MM

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      Movie Master,

      Congratulations to Cloverleaf, and I will certainly be reading her work.

      It's my opinion that the apple likely didn't fall far from the tree. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi TLW, aaah thank you so much, Cloverleaf is a very caring person, I'm very proud of her - she's great!!

      Many thanks for your great comments, votes and support, take care MM

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, it is such a small world. I never knew. You have did a wonderful job. This is great! Puts a big smile on my face. I haven't see her in the last few days. She is so supportive and caring, just like her mommy. Beautiful, awesome, and up MM. Wow, such a small world.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi september girl, I am so proud of Cloverleaf, she is a very special daughter, I'm a lucky Mum!

      thank you for your lovely comments, best wishes and see you soon.

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      september girl 5 years ago

      Very cute story. I really liked it and the tribute to your daughter, Cloverleaf. : ) How cool was that!?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi felicity, many thanks for your visit, glad you enjoyed it!

      Take care and enjoy your day!

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      felicitylovespari 5 years ago

      So great. A very good job.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi homesteadbound, I am so proud of Cloverleaf.

      Thank you for reading and your lovely kind comments.

      Best wishes.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Such a wonderful expression of love. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello prasetio, thank you so much for your very kind comments and also a very big thank you from both of us for your continued support, it's very much appreciated.

      Take care and enjoy your day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      A beautiful tribute to your daughter, "Cloverleaf". You are a great mother and "cloverleaf" was very kind daughter. She is very talented too, I love her work. The warmest family I've ever knew. Cheers.....

      Prasetio

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Robert, that little frog grew up to be a very caring and loving daughter, I am very proud of her...

      Thank you for your lovely comments, take care.

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      rmjudkins 5 years ago

      Movie Master, thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us. I found it most refreshing, and it is obvious that the years have served to strengthen that bond of love. Awesome! Regards, Robert

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi AJ, thank you for such a beautiful comment from both cloverleaf and me, we appreciate your kind words, best wishes to you.

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      apurva joshi 5 years ago from INDIA

      the relationship between mother and daughter is one of the most beautiful relationship in the world which can't be replaced by any relationship. Its glad to have u both on hub pages.

      congrats to cloverleaf and u on her success as u a part of her success

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eiddwen, it's always good to see you, thank you for dropping by to read about my wonderful daughter:-)

      and a thank you from both of us for your support. x

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      What a brilliant hub and thank you for sharing.

      I also did not know that you are mother and duaghter,brilliant and a great hub to warm our hearts.

      I look forward to many more to share.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, that little frog grew up to be one very special daughter, she never fails to amaze me. I am a very proud Mum for sure.

      Thank you so much for your comments, take care and enjoy your day.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi vocalcoach, thank you for your lovely words they made me smile with pride.

      And thank you from both of us for your support, your writing is an inspiration to us.

      Best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi attempted humour, aren't school plays wonderful, why there were frogs in the nativity play though is a mystery!

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, yep I could burst with pride!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi PenMePretty, thank you for visiting, I am very proud of the frog and enjoyed sharing!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like the rest did not know. What a sweet tribute. A little frog on stage, how sweet. Memories, worth more than gold. Thank you...

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Wow - I had no idea cloverleaf was your daughter. She is one of my favorite people here on hubpages. Always very supportive, going out of her way to help others. Yes, she is indeed your daughter. What a lovely hub!

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      attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

      Those school plays were entertainment plus. A proud mum, with an even prouder daughter. Cheers

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      PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

      Such a heart hub! Thanks for sharing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susie, thank you and I will pass on your lovely comment to the frog!

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      Susieq42 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful, touching hub! Tell the little frog I'm proud of her!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, Surprised eh? you know flattery will get you everywhere!!

      Dex you have always been an inspiration to us, thank you for your continued support to us both,it means a great deal.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Teri, I agree seeing your child on stage for the first time is such a special moment:-)

      Thank you for your lovely words, from one proud mum to another, best wishes!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Now how did I let this get by me? Movie Master, you and Cloverleaf are two of my favorites! I did not know of the Mum and daughter relationship. Well, the both of you are fantastic!

      What a great hub and congratulations to Cloverleaf! Hooray! Voted up, up, up, up, up, up and away!!!!!

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      Terishere 5 years ago

      What a sweet story! I remember being almost choked with tears, when I watched my son on stage, when he was little.

      I could feel your pride within your story...What a great mom!

      Terri

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mondkill, yes I am one very happy and proud Mum!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes and have a great day.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, yes Cloverleaf was determined to complete this challenge and she did it in style!

      You're right, yes I am bursting with pride, thank you so much for your lovely comments and for supporting us both.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mck, thank you for dropping by, we both appreciate your comments and support, have a great day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi carrie, I'm glad you enjoyed the story and thank you from Cloverleaf and me for your support, it's very much appreciated!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Dearest Cloverleaf, my little frog....

      I didn't keep the frog costume, but strangely enough I kept your 'Donkey' costume for many years, I guess that's another story and another hub....

      Congratulations again, well done, all my love always, Mum xxx

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, thank you so much for your lovely comment, take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi marellen, yes the 30th was another terrific hub, Cloverleaf certainly did an excellent job!

      Thank you for your comments and support from both of us, it means a great deal.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, thank you, as usual I am so proud I get all emotional, I am a very lucky Mum!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunshine, everytime Cloverleaf and I talk on the phone, we spend most of our time talking about HubPages! it's great to be sharing our writing experience together.

      I'm a very proud Mum!

      Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comments.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi writer20, Cloverleaf is in Canada and I am in the UK, HubPages certainly helps to shorten that distance.

      I am so proud of her!

      Many thanks for your lovely comments and your support to the both of us.

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      mondkill 5 years ago

      Cool that's really nice... you must be so happy...

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow I can just imagine how your heart must be bursting with pride. She has done so so well and was so determined to do this, and through it she learned a lot too... making big headways.

      We're proud of her wonderful mum too.

      Awesome

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      That was nice!! loved it..thanx for sharing the story!!

      carrie

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Movie Master,

      ((((( HUGS )))))))

      You have such a way with words. I'm so very proud of you, too! xoxoxox

      Did you keep my frog costume???? LOL

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Wow, how cool is this. Thanks for sharing this hopping good story.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      This one gave me goosebumps. So loving and beautiful.

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      marellen 5 years ago

      How heartwarming and touching. You should be a proud Mum, I just read your daughters 30 hub that she accomplished. Bravo....

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is so sweet and loving. Enjoy each other and I know you do.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I had no idea....how did this get by me? I love it! Movie Master and Cloverleaf....mom and daughter! Awwww :))

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You are a great mum to Cloverleaf, I'm sure she's proud of you as well.

      All of us being British we talk through hubpages.