Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lessons from a Ten-Year-Old



She's already in bed when I get home, but I go into her room anyway to tell her good night. As my head nears hers, she stirs and rolls to her back.

"Good night, honey," I whisper, kissing her forehead.

Her arms circle my neck and she holds me close, never opening her eyes. Her lips tenderly find my cheek and I smile at the way she mimics her normal bedtime ritual.

"I love you, Mom," she says and hugs me tight.

Loving comes so naturally to her, she can literally do it in her sleep. She represents everything good and pure in life, reminding me love covers a multitude of sins.

And I am blessed.


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10 comments:

Debra said...

Absolutely precious and the very best thing to be thankful for!

Blessings to you and your little one today!

Denise said...

Yes, you are very blessed.

Laurie Ann said...

You are blessed, indeed! Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Aisha said...

That's a really beautiful post. It's just awesome to feel the love of your child. :)

Melanie said...

Oh, my... so very sweet!

Grammy said...

That is so sweet. Wonderful post.
Have a great week.
Thank you.
Grammy

Betsy Markman said...

Awwww...

Susan said...

Oh, you are soooooooooooooooo good Tami!

Thanks for sharing your gift with us all.

This was great♥

Brenda said...

That made me smile down deep. Thanks.

Vicki said...

So sweet. I miss those times when my kids were young, but now my grandchildren bless me like that:-)

Your post stirs deep gratitude in me for that unfathomable love that covers the multitude of my own sins.

We are blessed.