An Extremely Short Post on Fame and Motherhood

By April 4, 2012Get Inspired

Comments

30 Comments

  • Avatar Vikki says:

    My 4 year old daughter has started saying “mommy, I love you way, way too much!” makes me smile every time.

  • My husband recently said to me, “You are our wonder woman”! 🙂

  • My 4 yo often looks at me with the sweetest expression on her face and tells me, “Mama, you’re my best friend, forever and ever!” Melts my mom heart, every time.

  • Avatar Brenda says:

    My kids often say, “Momma, do you know I LOVE you?”
    They also think it is special to make me breakfast (even if it is super soggy cereal). 🙂

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Picking flowers 🙂 (Dandelions, those wild violets, and now lilacs)

  • Avatar Daphne says:

    My youngest daughter always reminds me at bed. As part of her bedtime routine I always ask her what her happy thought is and she always says “Mommy”. Always makes me smile 🙂

  • Avatar Monnie says:

    Our children and us parents play the ‘I love you more game’. At the end of bedtime prayers, we see who can say ‘I love you more’ the quickest! We also tell our kids to let us know when they feel their love tanks are low. Then, we hug and kiss them until they say their tank is full. LOTS of fun 🙂

  • My 10 year old quietly slipped his hand into mine as we walked through the parking lot the other day. I almost cried. It was so sweet coming from a kid who’s rapidly entering the “I’m too cool for mom” phase, but I just quietly enjoyed it…didn’t want to make a big deal and ruin the moment.

  • Avatar Lisa M says:

    Yesterday I managed to upset my 6 year old because I took his bike out of the van and walked it up to the house instead of letting him ride it. I didn’t realize until I was almost to the house he wanted to ride it. Some days, it just doesn’t take much. . . .So, he went to his room upset. I let him stew while I brought other stuff in and got situated, then I went to him and laid on his bed with him. I started poking him with my finger to tickle him. He laughed while he passionately told me, in no uncertain terms, to leave him alone, all the while worming his way closer to me. Then we started talking about this or that and somehow our conversation led to talking about his Papa, my dad, who passed away just over 2 years ago (Dec. 2009). He and his brother, 8, were very special to my dad because they were born during his (and my mom’s) retirement years. I was saddened because as special as his Papa was to him, I was afraid he’d forget that bond, only being 4 when my dad passed. However, I was able to let him know how much his Papa loved him and how special he was to him. With tears in his eyes, he came to me for comfort. I know that that moment I was very important to him. I was glad I could be there for him fully (I have 3 other kids who were in after school activities at the time). Shortly after, dad came home looking for signs of family. My little Z, giggled to me while saying, “shhhhh. . . don’t let him know where we are.” Prolonged sadness and disappointment averted once again. Thanks for the reminder that we moms are important to our kids.

    ~Lisa

  • Avatar Julie says:

    My sweet four year old always says,”Mom, you know what? I love you.” And them she will say “Do you know how much I love you? From here to the rainbows.’ it is seriously the best thing ever to hear. And every time I think that I am “famous” to her, I cry because how could it be that me, someone so flawed, could be famous to her. But it is true and it is so special to be a mama at all and most of all to my two beautiful babies.

  • Avatar Diane says:

    My 2 year old who isn’t talking much yet has just started coming up to me out-of-the-blue and grabbing my face with both his hands and gives me a big kiss, sound effects and all. Melts my heart every time.

  • Avatar Erin says:

    When I ask my 2 year old how much she loves her Momma and Daddy she stretches her arms out as wide as she can and says, “This much!” Melts my heart every. single. time.

  • Avatar Amber Dalton says:

    My 5 year old is a boy of few words. However, last night he really wanted me to “cuddle him” (sit next to him while he plays on my iPad). He looked up at me, gave me a hug and kiss, told me I was beautiful and “the best, most amazing mommy in the whole world”. I don’t remember the last time I smiled so big!

  • Avatar Karin says:

    My 7-year old daughter just this afternoon brought me a rolled-up piece of tree bark she had found and she had filled with dandelions and creeping phlox blossoms. It looked like a slender horn of plenty, very rustic and sweet. Just because! 🙂

  • Avatar Heather C says:

    I have had a lifelong habit of biting my nails. So I recently started painting my nails to help deter me from biting them. I chose a bright red to remind myself since it stands out. The other day my 3 year old says, “mommy, your nails are BEEEAUUUUTIFUL!”. That really made my day and motivated me even more not to bite them.

  • Avatar Kimberly says:

    My 5 year asked me, “Mommy, how do you know so much about God?” I told her how I know what I know (years of following him and studying Scripture) but how I still feel like I have so much to learn. Her awe and reaction was so sweet, combined with thinking about all the Lord has done in my life brought tears to my eyes! Thank you, Jesus!

  • Avatar Liz says:

    My sweet daughter (age 6) drew me a card that says I’m “the most perfect mom.” I always focus on my imperfections. That was such a sweet blessing to see myself through her eyes. I posted a picture of the card on my blog (www.4sweetmonkeys.blogspot.com). I’m so thankful for her 🙂

    Thank you for writing your story, Kat. It was so uplifting and encouraging!

  • My daughter tells me I’m her best friend and calls me honey. Such a goofball ;D.

  • Avatar jennifer says:

    Each of my boys has a nickname that I tuck them in with. My oldest is my gift and I tell him at night, “Buenas noches, mi regalo.” (Good night, my gift.) He likes to respond by touching my face, sighs & dramatically says, “Buenas noches, my diamante!” (Good night, my diamond.)

  • Avatar Corinne says:

    Yeaterday, I was walking the perimeter of my house with a landscaper to get an estimate on some work I’d like to have done. The entire time, my 5 year old son, who would normally have been running around outside playing, stayed glued to my side. When we had a quick private moment, I told him that it was ok for him to go and play and he said he wanted to stay close and make sure I was safe. My little man…it was so sweet!

  • Avatar Lindsay says:

    Today, my 3 year old invited me to her birthday party, the greatest compliment in her world.

  • Avatar Rebecca says:

    When I was putting my 2-year-old daughter’s socks on the other day, she looked at me and said, “You’re a good mama.” Made me so happy. It felt like there was no particular reason except as an encouragement from the Lord.

  • Avatar Angie says:

    Last week while I was on vacation, my 13 yr. old son was at home with his Grandma. When I called him, he sang to me a modified version for afternoon of the wake up song that I sing to him every morning. It was too sweet and he did very well! Guess I was missed!

  • Avatar Phyllis says:

    My 21 year old son offered to carry me up the stairs when I said I was too tired to walk up after 7 hours of running errands. 🙂

  • Avatar Hannah says:

    So, I love to cook. But I have this aversion to following recipes. I like to decide on something to make, then do research, look at different recipes and try to figure out how each ingredient affects the outcome and then go into the kitchen and wing it. So I do this A. LOT. I have so much fun doing it but then when I’m about to serve it to my family I really get nervous that it’s going to be gross and they’ll hate it…so I love love love it when my kids go on and on about how yummy it is and try to think of a name for the restaurant they think I should open and be the chef of. It makes me feel so loved that they are so accepting and enthusiastic about me basically using them as guinea pigs for my passion!

  • Avatar Noel says:

    My 7 year old son Isaiah thinks that my favorite flower is the yellow dandelion when in fact it is yellow sunflowers. He has given me the weed flower since he was iddy bitty, and I don’t have the heart to tell him that its not really my favorite. He always hands me the flower and says, “Here’s your favorite flower, Mom.” Funny thing is that now they are becoming a favorite flower just because of his sweetness.