Today's celebration is sweet and simple, I don't want to take the chance of of allowing my words to take away from the celebration. My youngest daughter is a young 17, she has been in the "Mom you're embarrassing me stage." You know, the one you dread, the one that makes you beg for even a hug. Well, I say has been because recently I have witnessed a few glimmers of hope that this dreaded phase is over!
Amidst the hints of this stage coming to pass was last nights encounter. I went in to say good night and
force give her a hug. When I entered her room she was laying on her bed, I bent down to say goodnight and give her a hug. As we hugged she said, "I love you mommy, I know I don't always act like it and sometimes you wonder , but I do, I love you and I appreciate all you do for me."
With this I went to bed with a happy heart….
What a sweet moment! It's a good reminder to us all that even when people seem unresponsive to our words and actions, a part of them appreciates hearing and knowing they are loved.ReplyDelete
Smiles. Joy What a wonderful celebration!ReplyDelete
Your daughter's words remind me of the power our words have. They brought tears to my eyes. She spoke life to you like Toby Mac describes in his new song "Speak Life". Here is the link to his You Tube video with lyrics to his song to also celebrate: http://youtu.be/7rK6O0YtBRYReplyDelete
What a wonderful moment to capture and share. Teenagers can be so mercurial sometimes it's hard to see through their fight for independence and identity. Glad the phase seems to be waning and she is finding her friend, her Mom again.ReplyDelete
Savor and celebrate this moment and the words. Wishing you many more happy heart moments to come.ReplyDelete
Those are the moments! hold on to it the next time she acts as if you are an embarrassment. I love Lee Ann's word: mercurial.ReplyDelete
Awww - this is a moment to cherish! 17 is a tricky age. So glad she had these sweet words for you!ReplyDelete
This makes my heart smile! Treasure these moments no matter how brief!ReplyDelete
Hi Mrs. Frazier, I'm Kaitlyn Wyman from the University of South Alabama, and I cam across your post. This makes my heart happy too! I have a younger brother at my house who seems like he doesn't want anything to do with me anymore. Every once in a while though, he will show me that he in fact does appreciate and love me, and it makes me so excited!ReplyDelete
Sniff, this post is so sweet Deb. that is quite a special moment. My daughter I only 12, but is showing many signs of the dreaded teen years. I think sometimes we just have to hold on to those small moments when they let their guard down.ReplyDelete