Mothering Moments

This morning, like every weekday morning, I delivered the children to their school just moments before the bell was to ring. Usually, they hop out, give a quick wave, and run to meet their classmates in line. Abigail always gives me a quick kiss on the cheek accompanied with an "I Love You!" before she leaves the car. This morning in her hurried rush, she hopped out without her usual routine. So not like Abby. As I was about to pull away, I noticed this sweet face running back to the van. I rolled the window down, curious as to why she had come back. My curiosity was diminished when I saw her coy smile. She blew me a kiss and very warmly said, "Mommy, I love you so much." My heart swelled and ached as I watched her ponytail bounce as she ran away to join her class. It swelled because I am so proud of the kind and lovely person this girl is becoming. It ached because I know how numbered these days are. Days where I am shuffling children to and fro. Where I fold piles of pink and purple clothing. Days where I hear numberless times, "Mommy, I love you so much."

15 comments:

  1. That was so sweet of her. Kids don't realize how much those little things mean to us moms. I'm already sad that Kendle doesn't think she needs to hold my hand anymore. :(

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  2. Dandee, that is so cute of little Abby. I love how they know when they have forgotten that I love you moment. It means as much to them as it does to us. The heart swelling never goes away. She is a nice girl. Mattie said after she played with them that they are such nice kids. I am so glad that she still enjoys playing with them. Sometimes I worry for that teen day of not wanting too. But she just thinks the world of your kids. She said that Owen is just full of the dude talk. I just roared. Loved the post.

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  3. Those are the moments where being Mom pays off 100X's what you ever expect. I love those.

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  4. This makes it all worth while. She is a sweetheart, but she's got fantastic parents and a wonderful family as an example. That is such a sweet story.

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  5. What a precious little girl. It looks like you are a very blessed mommy :)

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  6. Such a sweet story. She's as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.

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  7. what a sweet story to start my day with. such a beauty, that miss abby of yours. you are a lucky girl to have her.
    love, lindsay

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  8. Aren't the "dropping off in the morning" routines just full of that heart ache/love as you watch your kiddo bounce away from you day after day? I love that you get such a sweet goodbye, I'm lucky if mine is happy when she leaves. Mornings are so hard on her. Oh, and I totally get the piles of pink and purple laundry. I literally have a couple loads of just these colors at my house every week. My husband thinks it's too funny.

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  9. That sweet girl. I too fear for those sweet moments to come to an end. I pray they never will.

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  10. What an angel Abby is. I completely understand your feelings of not wanting these moments to end. I suppose all we can do is enjoy this time of parenting and not take it for granted. It's hard to find joy in folding the piles and piles of laundry...but like you mentioned...we never really want it to be over.

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  11. Living in the moment. I love that about you.

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  12. They days aren't so numbered! I was kissing Natali on the cheek the other night when i was putting her to bed and Jessica said, "Mom, I never get a kiss on the cheek when I go to bed." I felt so bad, I didn't know she wasn't too old! So now I make sure all of my kids get kisses before bed .... from ages 13 to 4 ! Have a great day! Annette

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  13. That was the sweetest story Danyelle. I teared up thinking how quickly my kids are growing up too! We just watched some home videos on Sunday night and I was totally crying like half of the time at how much my kids have grown!
    Love, Katie

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  14. Okay, am I supposed to get watery eyes when reading this?! What a sweet post. You are a wonderful mom!!!

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  15. sweet little girl you got! im aching with you, haha in a good way!

    anyway, i found you through your works in etsy and i love them! :D great work and continue to inspire people...

    bless you!

    -govinda
    wemakeclub.blogspot.com

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