It's those moments...

Sunday, February 28, 2010
that melt your heart. You know the ones I'm talking about. The gentle whispers, the quick kisses, the looks that let you know just how much your children love you.

I had one of those moments yesterday.

It was a typical busy Saturday. Errands to run, birthday parties to attend, shopping  and cleaning to do, and somewhere, somewhere in there, I tried to squeeze in a little exercise. As is typical for a Saturday, I didn't get everything accomplished. I have yet to learn how NOT to overplan and overschedule a Saturday. And so, of course, last night I was feeling a little defeated. I was disappointed in myself.

At 6:45, I ordered a pizza and some other goodies for dinner. I volunteered to pick it up. I needed 10 minutes listen to some regroup. As I was putting my coat on to leave, Harper ran over to me and hugged me as if she wasn't going to see me for a week. She looked up at me with eyes filled with adoration and said, "I love you so much, Mommy".

That was all it took. I was a puddle on the floor, and suddenly all those things I didn't accomplish that day just didn't matter anymore. That's what the love of a child will do to a mother.


erica said...

SO beautiful... What a precious moment in the midst of madness.

Bren said...

She is such a sweet pea.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Aww... reading this just melts my heart! My baby just turns 1 year old today, it'll be a while before I will get to hear him say 'I love you mummy' to me... but till then, just a hug and cuddle from him is enough to get me through the day. (Btw, I am a SAHM too, quit my IT job of 9 years+ to take care of my boy)

melissa said...

I love those moments! As a mom, things can get so wild so quickly, but only as a mom can you experience the overwhelming joy of a simple "i love you" from a wide-eyed little tot.

Love your blog.

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