The good thing about having kids is being reminded with every sight of them how lucky you are, how needed you are, how important you are! Because no matter what´s going on outside, these little people that you are raising only need your love, peace and comfort to be happy... just that.... they need you!
As I looked closer into this picture I remember that before leaving home for this piñata she ran to my bathroom and grabbed one of my necklaces... and she said ¨like you mommy¨ And once she put it on, her little eyes sparkled, and her look told me all I needed to hear that day! She felt beautiful, not because of her dress or shiny new shoes, not because of her big bow or her bunny cologne.... she felt beautiful because with that necklace (in her mind) she looked like me. And if that isn´t enough to humble you, I don´t know what is.
And then I remembered this passage written by Mother Teresa:
Don´t worry if your children don´t listen to you, they are watching you all day:
When you thought that I wasn´t watching at you, I saw you put up my drawing on the refrigerator door and I wanted to paint another one!
When you thought I didn´t see you, I saw you arrange and put everything in our house in order so that it would be nice to live there, I saw you pay attention to details, and I understood that the little things are what really matter in life.
When you thought wasn´t watching, I heard you pray to God and I knew that there was a God that I could speak to and trust.
When you thought I did not see you, I saw you worry about healthy and sick friends and learned that we should all help and take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn´t watching, I saw you give your time and money to help people who have nothing and I learned that those who have something should share with those who have not.
When you thought I did not see you, felt you kiss me at night and I felt loved and safe.
When you thought I wasn´t watching, I saw you take care of our home and all who lived there, and I learned how to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I did not see you, I saw how you take care of all your responsibilities, even when you didn´t feel well, and I learned that I have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I did not see you, I saw tears come out of your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, and it's OK to cry.
When you thought that did not see you, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything I can be!
When you thought that I did not see you, I learned all the lessons of life that I needed to know to be a good , kind, generous, courageous, and responsible person when I grow up.
When you thought that you did not see, I saw you and I wanted to say: thank you for all the things I saw when you thought I didn´t see you!
In an instant they´ll grow up... and surely they won´t wear your necklace... but they´ll still be seeing you, even by the corner of their eyes!
Hope you have a great week!!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
Am now a member of Communal Global!!!