Thursday, June 9, 2011

Best feeling in the world!

I used to think the best feelings came from the thrill of riding a roller coaster or the heart pangs of the beginning stages of infatuation. But, I had no idea what was waiting for me as a Mommy! This morning as I dropped off my five year old at Grandma's house, I experienced one of the most incredible moments of my life.

I was getting into the car to leave and Alyssa said, "Mommy, I'll help you close the door!" She pushed the door closed and pressed her little face up against my window and yelled through the closed pane, "I love you!" Her eyes twinkled, her little nose crinkled and she smiled that smile that only comes from a truly happy little heart. Then she blew me several kisses one right after the other. And then she was gone. And I was flying high!

Knowing how much my girl loves me and how happy she is tells me three things:

She knows she is loved by her Mommy and Daddy

She knows her Mommy and Daddy love each other

She knows she is loved by God

I mean, think about it, aren't these the three things it all really comes down to? Aren't these the things that make a child feel confident and secure? And then, knowing these three important things, a child can be truly happy. I know I know, it's a lot to take away from one little moment. And, yes, of course, a child can feel confident and secure in a single parent home as well. But somehow this morning that brief interaction spoke volumes to my heart and encouraged me in a way few others have!

Tell me about a favorite moment you've shared with one of your kids or a loved one recently. What did it speak to your heart?


jennifer said...

Last night when tucking my two and a half year old, Ashlyn Jenna (AJ) in bed and saying her prayers, she added "and don't let me pee my underpants anymore, Amen".
Yesterday was her first day of potty training- She gets it she can ask God for anything!

Jill Tracey said...

That's so great, Jennifer! Isn't it the best when you see and hear them starting to "get" the whole God thing? Of course, we'll never "get" Him completely (at least not in this world). But, wehn our kiddos start to understand that there is a Creator and Savior who loves them so much that they can ask Him to help them not wet the bed...that's priceless!