Friday, July 4, 2008

Moment that stops time

Today was a day like any other. Filled with laundry, spilt cereal, filling of juice cups, wiping noses, potty time, dishes etc. We went to the lake with my family for the Fourth of July. My daughter has found something to add to her list of favorites.

She discovered them the other day and decided that she loves them so much. So she was excited that we would see some fireworks tonight. When dark fell the fireworks began. All over everyone on the lake started popping their fireworks.....

Then next door started a show. Next thing we know we entered a 40 minute show of fireworks. They had hired someone to come in for their party that they had.

We sat out on the boat dock. I listened to the sound of my children squealing with joy at the beautiful display before us. Brailey was so excited every time a purple one would light up the sky.

Towards the end she runs to me, wraps her arms around me and says: "Mom thank you so much, this is the best surprise ever! I love you so much!" Tears filled my eyes. What a wonderful moment. There was no other place that I would ever want to be. I thank God for that precious moment. My daughters heart so filled with joy and gratitude for something as simple as watching fireworks! It made my heart just melt on the spot!!

There are moments that will forever stay in your mind all your life you will go back to that moment and relive how it felt. That is one that will always stay with me. It makes the loads of laundry, icky noses, dishes, cereal spills all worth it. This moment this is why I love being a mom. I am so thankful that I got to be a part of that moment


Anonymous said...

awww friend..that is like one of my favorite blogs!! It made me smile, just thinking about brailey...=) her smile melts my heart everytime! ILU!

Hairline Fracture said...

Awww...your daughter's words and her smile made me smile. You are right-- moments like that make every struggle worthwhile!

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that ya'll came. I am sorry I did not get to spend more time with you guys...but I am glad you got to spend time together with your whole family at the lake!! We truly miss you guys when you are not there!
Love you

Anonymous said...

What an awesome witness you are in your post and everyday life. Thanks for your witness and your sweet countance. I know that God has big plans for you. Keep posting and keep preaching sister....