Monday, May 18, 2009

Our Routine...

"Read Big Red Barn? OK!"

"...only the mice were left to play, rustling and squeaking in the hay. While the moon sailed high in the dark night sky."

"Read Gnight Thumper? OK!"

"...Papa and Mama kissed him, and before long, Thumper was fast asleep. Goodnight Thumper."

"Read Goodnight Moon? OK!"

"...Goodnight nobody, goodnight mush. And good night to the old lady whispering, "Hush". Goodnight moon, goodnight stars, goodnight noises everywhere."

"OK bud, into bed and we'll pray and sing our songs."

"Now I lay me down to sleep..."

"Sing world hands? OK!"

"...Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world."

"Goodnight Bubbalu, Mama loves you."

"I wuv u Mommy"

Right there. That feeling of utter joy when your child first starts telling you he loves you. I want to bottle that up and keep it stored high on a shelf to open whenever I feel sad, down or in need of a little encouragement. Just a little taste of that feeling could turn a horrible day right side up.

Lord, thank you for my children. Help me to be a patient, kind, loving mother to them today. Shine through me to be Your light in their lives.



  1. This is such a sweet post! You never forget the first time they tell you they wuv yu......chills!

    Children, so miraculous and such a blessing given to us from God.

    Thanks you for sharing.

  2. i love this precious conversation with your little one... it brings me right back to my daughter's beloved Goodnight Moon Bunny. 15 years ago it was her very favorite... and those moments are lingering in my heart still...

  3. It makes you want to find a way to keep them small forever. Seriously. Hearing BJ tell me he loves me, or hearing him tell his daddy he loves him is the best thing in the world. I can only imagine how my heart will sing when Mia utters those sweet words.

    Haven't had much time lately to comment, but I've been checking in with you! Lil' Chick is growing so fast, yet she's still so very tiny! I love her swim suit. And thanks for the Mr. Clean Magic eraser tip - you're a genius!

  4. Such sweetness before bedtime! Has it really been four years since I read those books to my little one?Wow--time really does speed past us. It's good you are taking note of it.

  5. That is a sweet post! Great perspective. :)

  6. Oh, my. I think my heart literally melted. What a precious peek into a tender moment. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  7. Oh, this put tears in my eyes!! So sweet!! My baby is 6, but he still randomly tells me, "Mommy, I love you." It is such a wonderful feeling. Blessings!

  8. This is wonderful. :) It is so easy to forget to hold those moments dear.

  9. If you don't have need to buy the book "Guess HOw Much I Love You" and add it to your routine!

    I'm also gonna steal your prayer and add it to MY routine!


  10. My daughter is all grown up now, but I remember when she first started telling us she loved us. It was either "lus you," "lus juice," or "lus shoes." They all sounded the same and they all sounded precious. I wish we could bottle it, too.

    Your prayer at the end is so sweet. It's my prayer, too.


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