One day, our preschooler was standing beside me drawing on a small piece of paper.
Sighing, he asked, "Mom, what comes after Mom?"
"I mean, what's your full long name? Mom, what?"
then I paused and reflected.
So many roles and attributes wrapped up in that three letter word
M - O - M,
It may not be a long and significant sounding name.
It may lack grandeur.
But, is there any other sweeter word to hear?
"Yes, Honey," I turn back to my son, "my name is Mom."
continuing my gratitude list...
76. being "Mom" to four beautiful blessings
77. inquisitive children who wonder and ask questions about life
78. handwritten notes and creations of art from my children
79. children learning to tell funny, but sweet, jokes and their developing humor
80. a kitchen table filled with board games in the middle of a 'marathon' game session
81. seeing the first flurries of snow fall
82. interesting conversations
83. the new laundry room cart my husband made me
84. holiday traditions
85. rummaging through the attic and finding forgotten 'treasures'
86. hearing my children sing at their Christmas concert
87. photographs arriving with Christmas cards
88. lingering at the breakfast table
89. notes my mom has kept through the years that I wrote to her when I was a child
|A note I wrote my mom when I was 7 years old|
91. feeling comfortable enough with friends to be more open and let them know our hearts better
92. holding hands with my husband
93. holiday feel good movies
94. a note of gratitude from a co-op student (with a box of CHOCOLATE)
95. finding a missing glove in the back yard
96. an afternoon of craft and play time for my daughters with a friend from the neighborhood
97. grocery shopping with my family
98. finding good sale prices while out shopping
99. Christmas cards from loved ones far away
100. other moms who spend their days doing all the big and little things associated with that one little name of "Mom"
|A note from our youngest daughter - written at age 7|
...to be continued...