Wednesday, February 24, 2010

....the BIGGEST SMILE EVER WITNESSED was on her face

Today I had a 2 hour working meeting with my boss at a local coffee house. Then I zoomed over to GIRL's preschool to witness her ringing the big church bell with the other line leaders. I told her that I hoped to be able to make it to see her ring the church bell, but wasn't absolutely sure that I could. I ended up getting there with plenty of time to spare. When she led her class around the corner and saw me....the BIGGEST SMILE EVER WITNESSED was on her face. Her smile lit up her whole being, she was that happy to have me there. It was one of those moments when I realized just how important it is to be there for your children. It meant everything to her that I was there. And, I will never forget that huge smile. Or, the continual smiles she gave me as she pulled on the bell rope, and watched me watching her. Delicious....

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  1. Ahh, this brought a big smile to MY face.

  2. That is the best feeling, isn't it? It makes a lot of other sacrifices worth it, I think.

  3. ACK! This made me teary! I need to go call my mom now. There were times when I wish she worked, just because I felt she deserved more, but then she was there for all the moments like these. I didn't realize how lucky I was.

  4. Also smiling...

    As a surprise, some other mommies and I came to HRH's class paint snowmen. When I arrived a moment after the other moms, HRH jumped out of his seat, ran over to me and said "I KNEW you were the other mom!" and gave me a huge hug.

    Best. feeling. ever.

  5. I'm so glad you found a job that allows you to still see the smiles!


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