Wednesday, January 20, 2010

At the end of the day...

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how good the dinner was that I made...

or, if I got all the laundry done...

or, if cleaned up all the toys...

or, if I actually found time to mop all the floors...

or, if I got to buy a new pair of shoes...

or, even if I made a difference in the life of a sick kid on the few days I work outside the home.

No. There is a much sweeter song that I long to hear at the end of the day ...


"I uz ew, Mommy." (translation: I love you, Mommy.) At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is love. Although they are just words, saying "I love you mommy" with an unprompted hug, kiss, and smile is enough to make my heart skip many beats...and my cup to runneth over.

At the end of the day, if all I have accomplished is making you smile and feel loved...then, I think God would say "Well done, Sarah."

Because God doesn't really care if my laundry is done or my floors are cleaned.

Dear Ella,
Thank you for a day of love. Thank you for a day that was just about loving and nothing else...loving life, loving each other, and loving and thanking God for giving us each other. Just when I think my heart could not be filled with any more love, you find a way to make my heart grow. The words "I love you" are a mothers dream to hear from her child's mouth for the first time. But, I never imagined the feeling it evoked inside of me when you said those words to me the other night when I came to tell you goodnight as your daddy read you a story before bedtime.
And I love you too. A thousand times, I love you my gift from above.
Mommy

11 comments:

J said...

how beautiful and wonderful! i needed to read this on a day that's been full of to-do lists. thank you!

paula said...

This is something I so need to remember.

Southern Gal said...

This is so sweet. They grow up so fast...enjoy every minute of it. You take beautiful pictures.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I will pray for your father. My daughter spent part of a summer in Botswana. She fell in love with the country and the people.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Those are some beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for all your encouragement!

Haven and Home said...

Oh this is the sweetest blog. This is something we all need to remember.

togetherforgood said...

This is just precious. Thank you for the sweet reminder. :)

amanda said...

your words and thoughts are so sweet, and the pictures just precious. good for you enjoying every minute of it!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

so true! Enjoy every moment, they grow up sooooo fast!

Dawn said...

this was so lovely... and so true to real life. it is good to remember the important stuff is not clean floors :) your letter to ella is so precious...

imoomie said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Angela said...

Hi, I just popped over from Chatting at the Sky. I love this post. But more the verse from Jeremiah at the top. That's our verse for 2010! Your post made me want to go kiss my kiddos! But it's 11:42pm and I'd wake them all up! I'd love for you to visit us at the Friesen Funny Farm! I'll try to read more of your posts another time! Got to get some zzzs!