This post is purely selfish on my part.
You see, I want to be able to look back on it 5 years from now and remember…
I have already told you about my son picking dandelions for me this spring.
I think my excitement at each dandelion he gave me has sparked something in him.
Today, as we walked next door to Mamaw and Papaw’s house, he was picking wild daisies. Each one he picked during our slow walk, he quietly gave to me. When we got next door I made sure to put them in water.
He reminded me of the flowers when it was time to go, so I gathered the small bunch up and we started walking. Again, every few feet he was picking a flower.
The third one he gave me on the way home, he told me, “I’m picking these because I love you.”
What’s a momma to do? I gave him a hug, and with damp eyes, I told him I loved him, too.
When we got home, he really turned on the sweetness. “Mommy, you know something? I think Mother’s Day should be all the time.”
Yes, words from my newly 4 year-old.
Words I want to remember and be able to look back on years from now when he slams the door and cranks up the radio too loudly.
He doesn’t know it, but that moment, it was better than any old calendar Mother’s Day could ever be.
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Ginny Marie says
That’s one of the things I love about blogging! I write about my kids all the time, and as I look back at all my posts, I’m reminded of them when they were little. When I started blogging, Emmy was only 9 months old!
I just found a post from when I started a couple years ago — the picture through me b/c my little girl was so little! I definitely need to start copying and saving my posts like I originally intended…
That is so pretty and so sweet!
I will miss the day my youngest stops picking me flowers. She is 13 and still does! I cherish them each time the times are getting few & far between as she is growing up.
I hope mine still picks them at that age. 🙂
This Busy Life says
Thank you for sharing this precious memory!
Yes — I want to bottle all those moments up forever. 🙂
This Busy Life says
So precious. I know you will keep this memory tucked in your heart forever.
I have to say, he has come up with some good ones lately! He must be trying to make up for the terror of those teen years ahead of time! 🙂
This is the best part of being a mom. My kids are older now, but it still warms my heart when they tell me they love me.
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Those are the moments that I cherish!
Headed your way!
Kim@Co-Pilot Mom says
So precious. I cherish moments like those, too. You just know those little things come straight from the heart. 🙂
Yes, they aren’t canned responses. Love those moments!
Oh, what a total sweetheart!
He is my sweetie —