Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mother's Day Present

Yesterday my little 2 year old, Nicole, arrived from school with a special gift that just melted my heart and I absolutely had to share today.

She's been learning to trace her name and some simple shapes, but when i saw this traced note, I understood the amount of time and focus that she must have dedicated to this task.  I was overwhelmed with so much pride.  Until that moment, I had never quite understood why my parents, when we were growing up, always said that they preferred something that we had made or created as a gift rather than something bought.

And then as I was gushing over her little hand print on the second card, I started reading out loud the poem the teachers had helped her glue below it and I just couldn't hold back my tears.  The words just spoke to me, about the brevity of time, how we have to appreciate every moment and how lucky I am to be her mommy.

In case it's difficult to read, the card above says:

"Sometimes you get discouraged because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints on the furniture and walls
But everyday I'm growing : I'll be grownup some day
And all those tiny handprints will surely fade away
So here's a final handprint just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked when I was very small."

And like me back then, I know that she doesn't understand what this all means to me, but I know the day will come when she will.  I never thought I would be so emotional over something like this, but I am so happy that my little girls have taught me how to love and open up my heart in ways that I could never even imagine!

Have a Happy Friday and a beautiful Mother's Day weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Alcansando un NUEVO nivel de consiencia una nueva creacion es CREADA


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