My Heart Overfloweth!

Being a parent has it’s ups and downs.   Monday night the kids were driving me crazy…I took them with me to the gym to workout.  After finishing, I felt so much better…I had worked off the agitation I was feeling.

Fast forward to today and my heart is overflowing with pride.   One of Emily’s teachers told me she “loved our girl!”  It totally made my day and my heart was smiling!  Emily has her moments (don’t we all) but she has such a loving and caring personality.

Brad was in a school play today.  His entire class performed an original screenplay written by their teacher.  It was so fun and entertaining.  I was a very proud mom!  Our little comedian came out in the play.  He did so good!  When I left the school this morning, after their first performance, I was given so many compliments.  Tonight’s performance was no different, compliment after compliment.

He is "rockin" out...a little air guitar!

I am so proud of our kids, which is why my heart overfloweth!

There was one more “happy” today.  I realized I paid a forward back from my early 20’s.  When I was 23 years old, I totaled my car.  I was in the process of moving to my new job so I commuted for a few weeks.   On one of my commutes home I was in a car accident and my car was undriveable.   I was about an hour away so the police officer who responded took me to a Denny’s to wait for my parents to arrive.  (They were almost 2 hours away!)   I was sitting on the bench crying.  A good Samaritan took me to a table, bought me hot chocolate and waited for my parents with me.   I will never forget that!

Last Thursday I was on my way home from running errands.  I witnessed an 18 year old girl rear-end the car in front of her.  I was directly behind her.  I pulled over to make sure she was okay.   She had hit a 30-something guy.  Being the mom I am, I wouldn’t leave her until her dad arrived or the police.  Her boyfriend actually showed up first.  After waiting for over 20 minutes I needed to get home since Emily had gotten home from school.  (Thanks to a neighbor, she knew where I was.)

Today I had to run to the grocery store and she bagged my groceries.  I asked how things had worked out and she explained the situation and thanked me once again.

As I got in my car, I remembered the mom that sat with me while she sent her daughter off to spend the night with her friend.  Again, my heart overfloweth!

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  1. says

    I was in a car accident a few years ago and I still remember the guy who sat with me until my husband showed up as well. That’s amazing. I love the pride you feel in your kids. I can’t wait until my little kids grow up into big kids showing their talents to everyone!

    • says

      It’s very comforting isn’t it Christy? We all need that comfort in times like that. I will never ever forget her…as you will never forget the guy who stayed with you. I love that kid pride…they know how to make us proud! :)

  2. says

    That just goes to show you what wonderful parents y’all are! YOU are such a wonderful person… anyone who has the opportunity to talk and chat with you even for just a moment knows it :)

    • says

      I have been blessed this week. Thanks for the thoughtfulness about me…there was a reason I stopped and now I know why. She was young and needed someone with her.

  3. says

    I would have done the same thing. There was a woman who fell on the sidewalk right by the hospital not long ago, and I saw her fall. so many of us stopped to help her.

  4. Char W says

    Yay for you (and your kids)! It’s always nice to think about the happy moments when they happen. Every parent wants to hear that their child’s teacher loves having them in their class :) And school/class plays are always so much fun especially when they are a bit older and are more interactive with them.

    How nice of you to be able to stop and stay with her after the accident until someone came to be with her too! I’m sure it was very reassuring to her knowing that someone would take time out of their day to stay with her :)

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