Saturday, January 23, 2010

the everyday moments

This little girl of mine is one of a kind.
When she wants a hug or a cuddle she will literally climb up you to get one.
When I am teaching school, she often wiggles her way in between books and paper and snuggles in.
On the other hand, when she needs space, move away and give her some.
Tonight when I was tucking her, I wanted a snuggle, but she didn't and slid over to the other side of the bed. So I kneeled beside her bed in the semi-darkness and kept talking to her.
All of a sudden she was back on my side of the bed, asking if I was sad. I told her that I wasn't really, but had just wanted a hug.
She immediately hopped up and embraced me. Afterwards, she sat on her heels and said "Momma I love you, but there is a God up in heaven that loves you a whole lot more than I do!"
I was stunned by her words and the timing of their delivery. Knowing that she gave me what I thought needed (a hug) but pointed me to what I really need every day, God!


Lena V said...

WOW out of the mouths of the young He shall direct. Bless her.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. What a beautiful moment. What an amazing girl you have.

What a perfect post for me to read before church today.

Jessica said...

What sweet words--and a perfect moment!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

She is just adorable....You did something right with that one!

Kristyn Knits said...

what wonderful encouragement for you! she's looking in the right direction.

Stephanie said...

How sweet is she!

peaknits said...

That is a special moment indeed - thanks for sharing it. Sometimes our kids are so profound, just when we need them to be.

Rebekah said...

what a sweet sweet girl!

raining sheep said...

Ah from the mouths of babes!! I always wanted a girl, but had two boys instead....I think I will keep them though! We used to live in BC and had near a place called Reptile world (snakes, turles, iguanas etc). My mom and dad used to take the boys there when they were little; mom youngest son always asked to be taken to 'rectile world'!!! I still howl when I think about it...and he is 22 now!

stitching under oaks said...

how precious....just precious. she sounds like a very insightful child. those are the moments that make parenting so sweet!