Wednesday, October 03, 2007

We interrupt your morning for a short "Mommy Moment"

Last night, as we were all getting ready to head for bed, I peeked around the corner of the door to Sydney's room. She was sitting on the floor, playing contentedly by herself. It was the perfect time to just steal a little peek at her, observe her quietly, and just appreciate the little person she's becoming. (Don't you love little moments like that?). I guess she sensed my presence, for she looked up from the floor and gave me a sweet, winsome little look. While standing up, she said, "I love you too, Mommy."

I hadn't said a word, but I guess she could just see it in the expression on my face. I'm sure IT had said, "I love you." She walked to the doorway, hugged my legs, and looked up at me. I leaned down and we gave each other a kiss. "Can you read my mind, sweetie?" I asked her. She just smiled a slight smile. I guess daughters can just feel these things, but she was right...she HAD read my mind. I do love her. And it's moments like those that make it all the more real to me.

28 comments:

~gkw said...

That was just too sweet!

Linda said...

Awww, life is so sweet.

~Telah said...

Very sweet!

Renee said...

Ahhh - I would have to hug her for about a half-hour for that one.

Cheryl Wray said...

G, Linda, and Telah--Yes, VERY sweet!!

Renee-- :-) They're just so sweet at this age! You want to hug them a lot!!

rhonda said...

What a special moment!

Gin said...

I LOVE it. Kids are just so perceptive sometimes.Of course, they can also be a pain sometimes (my little one is being that right now. ha ha).

Trish said...

That was beautiful! I just love moments like that. :)

Melissa said...

That is just too sweet. LOVE it when the kiddos just know.

Cheryl Wray said...

Rhonda--I'm glad I wrote it down while it was fresh in my mind!

Gin--Oh yeah, she can also be a stinker!! But she's sweet most of the time!lol

Trish--Me too!

Melissa--I want my kids to ALWAYS know that I love them!

Ms.L said...

Awww that's so sweet. What a wonderful,heartwarming story:)

Adrienne said...

awwwwwwwwwww!!!

patti_cake said...

Awwwww I love those moments too. They are rare right now with my wild toddler but I treasure them all as I know you do!

Theresa Tyree said...

It's moments like this that make people want to have kids. It doesn't get any better than this. Gosh, I wanna run home and hug my little Connor. This is the perfect journaling for a Sydney page.

Nina Diane said...

what a sweetie!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my goodness, you almost made me cry!!! I absolutely LOVE moments like those. Thank God, I get to have those moments a lot with my Jayla. It can be quiet or everyone is kinda doing their own thing, and out of the blue, "I love you mommy!" It's like she sometimes feels that she HAS to say something. How awesome is it that "I LOVE YOU, MOMMY", is what she HAS to say??? Love my little girls!!!

What a sweet moment for you.

~Nancy~ said...

Awww.. such a sweet story Cheryl... awwww... such a precious mommy moment! XOXO

Cheryl Wray said...

Ms. L--Glad I got to share it here!!

Adrienne--Awwwwwwwww :-)

Patti--LOL You're right, somtimes the wild toddler days put a damper on it!! But I have learned that EVERY age can be a joy!

Theresa--You are so right!! And I am absolutely going to have tomake a Sydney page with that story!!

Nina--She really is!

Dawn--Sorry to make you cry! LOL Your little Jayla just sounds like a jewel too.Being a Mom is truly one of the most rewarding things in life!! (Not always easy,mind you! But so rewarding nonetheless!)

Nancy--It was sweet indeed!

scrapperjen said...

Awww man! Totally teary! I love those moments - thanks for sharing yours!

Edleen said...

awww...Cheryl, what a sweet moment!

*hugs*

Deborah and Sally said...

Oh I LOVE moments like that, those moments make you forget the hard days !:)

scrappermimi said...

Those moments are just the best!

Kimberly said...

That is so sweet! I love those kind of moments.

Leah said...

are you kidding me?? Why you gonna go and make me cry? ;) That is just too precious.

TK Angels said...

Love it!!! How cool was that? Grandmothers also stare at their little angels :)

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

That is one of the sweetest things I've read in a long time!

angel said...

aw now i got a big lump in my throat!

crazy working mom said...

I got a bit teary eyed when I read this one...