Saturday, May 9, 2009


Early Mother's Day...

Tonight, we said prayers with
Kortland and tucked him into bed.

Kortland: "Mom, remember you said that you would snuggle with me every night?"...he called after me as I walked out the door.
Me: "Yeah bud, I will be back in just a second." I answered.

A couple of minutes later, I went into his room and climbed the ladder of his bunk bed, and snuggled up to him. He sat up and looked at me, and I saw that big round tears had filled his eyes and were rolling down his cheeks.

Me: Buddy, what's the matter?
Kortland: Do you want to know why I'm crying?
Me: Yeah.
Kortland: You know how sometimes moms cry, but it's not because they're sad, it's because they're happy?
Me: Yeah.
Kortland: Well that's why I'm crying. I'm happy because I was just laying here and then I thought about how much I love you and that it's going to be mother's day, and it made my cry a little, but don't worry, they're happy tears. They're tears of joy because you're my mom."

I. have. no. words.

I loved on him and snuggled him and told him that I was so grateful he was mine. And after he fell asleep, I went into the office to tell Kyle what had happened, and I couldn't even get the words out through my own tears (tears of joy, that is).

I may only have one, but man is he a good one.

What a gift.

So, here I am, at 12:09 just basking in the glow of an early Mother's Day gift. I don't need any other gifts. I don't need praise, or recognition, or cards, or treats. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to reflect on how blessed I am to be a mother.

Seriously, greeting card cheesy as that sounds, I couldn't ask for more.


Becca said...

That is the sweetest thing ever. I'm glad you stopped at 12:09 so that you could bask...and save it forever! He is a good one!

Malolo Family said...

what a sweetie! Happy Mother's day!

Nisa said...

Oh my goodness, that made me cry good tears too! What a sweetheart!

Kristina P. said...

This is so sweet! It's clear that he loves you so much.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mandy said...

HOW SWEET!!! What a great little guy!

Ashley said...

Oh that is SO tender! It's moments like this that we remember the most! Happy Mothers Day! You are so very blessed to have that cute little guy and he is blessed to have YOU!

Natasha Ireland said...

Tears are ROLLING down my face. He is such a Gem. and you are a BEAUTIFUL Mama. love u guys.

SO said...

That is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard.

Andrea, Mrs. said...

I want one just like that! You lucky Mommy!