Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

My favorite thing...

Each night, after devotions, we ask the girls what their favorite part of the day was. It is always interesting to hear what they perceive as 'the best' part of the day. Sometimes it can by insanely funny, like Sage saying 'Trick or Treating' every night for about 5 weeks after Halloween was done. Other times, it can be outright frustrating. Like when you have made a point to plan a totally fun, kid oriented day and at the end of it they shrug their shoulders and say 'I don't know'. Or, it can be somewhat predictable. Like Regan, whose answer about 75% of the time is 'school'. When asked 'what about school', then we usually get the 'ummmm's' or 'I don't know'. :)

Well, tonight I took my turn sharing my favorite thing. Today, out of the blue, Sage wrapped her little arms around me as far as she could and said 'Your the bestest Mommy in the whole world'! How can that not melt your heart! It almost made me cry as I thought about this past week and how I haven't really felt like the 'bestest' mom in the world. I have been sick for a week and a half and my parenting has consisted mostly of television. My mood hasn't been the best, either, as I have battled headaches for most of those days and they tend to make me grouchy. It made me realize how unconditional their love is and how simple their minds are. What a blessing that they don't hold grudges and resentments and frustrations against us when we fall short of perfect as parents. If only I could learn how to do that with others.

Once again, I am left to learn life lessons.....from a three year old.


Shalae said...

Isn't that so true. You can feel like such a hypocrite sometimes when they can come up and give you hugs and kisses and tell you how much they love you even when you have not been your best self and the happiest with them. It's amazing all the things I learn from my kids, and all the things I COULD learn if I just stepped back sometimes to see it as they do.