Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ThankFULL

I said something today that people say all the time. I was talking to my mother-in-law about a VERY sweet e-mail she sent me. We were discussing motherhood and I said, "It can be a thankless job sometimes." A few hours later, I was struck by a thought. It's NOT as thankless as so many people, including myself, sometimes make it out to be. NO, my children have never come to me and said, "Thank you mother for teaching me how to talk, walk, feed myself and pee in the potty!" They don't praise me for teaching them the Word of God or good manners. But they thank me in ways they don't even realize. They thank me in ways that are so subtle that I almost miss them sometimes.

It's in his smile as he jumps up and down after putting his own shorts on.
From The View I Love the Most


It's the glimmer in her eyes as she writes the words "I LOVE YOU MOMMY!" on her newest piece of artwork.
From The View I Love the Most


It's in the purring sound they both make when we cuddle that tells me they feel safe, loved and valued.

That's all the thanks I need.

3 comments:

Andi said...

What a wonderful post Chrissy. Man your kids are both so beautiful

Anonymous said...

Chrissy,you amaze me!!!! You just get it sweetie!!!! God gives us unconditional love and we can pass his love on to other's. Is that not wonderful!! I can't wait for your next blog. Those great-grandchildren just get more beautiful every day. Love you all,Grammy

Our Glorious Days said...

Look at his amazing curls and her beautiful eyes! What a sweet momma you are. It's nice to catch up on your days.