Remembering the little things

12 Sep

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.  ~Ellen Glasgow

It was one of those moments that made me stop in the middle of Target and simply smile. Last night Breanna came into my room elated because her first progress report from school was posted online, and for the 1st time, she has all A’s. I know this is probably not a big deal to many parents, but for me, it was a huge moment. She is an amazing kid, but education has never been her strong point. The girl studies her butt off and really has to work for good grades where with her twin sister, it just comes naturally, so when Bre has all A’s, it is a BIG deal. I decided that I needed to make her know that her accomplishment was important to me as a mom.

I was in the music section looking for the Cody Simpson CD for her, when is dawned on me… my mom used to do this exact same thing for me when I was growing up. Whenever I would get a good grade on a report I worked hard on, or landed a singing part in the school play, she would do something special for me as a reminder of her love for me and to show me she was proud of me. Sometimes she would buy me something and leave it for me, or she would surprise me at school and take me out to lunch, but my favorite thing of all is when I would come home to my room re-arranged and spotless. To this day there is nothing that gets me like a clean room in my house. Guess you could easily say I am very OCD, but it simply makes me happy, then and now.

I never have forgotten what those moments felt like, which is why as a mom, it makes it extra special to make sure my daughters have the same memories. I want them to be able to do the same thing I did today… give their children what my mom gave me… a special memory. It doesn’t have to be something big, in fact, most of the things my mom did were small but because she did it with so much love, it made the biggest impact on my life and on the kind of mom I want to be to my kids.

I am thankful for a life full of special memories created by a woman who made sure I knew she loved me and no matter what.  I pray that I leave that with my girls and they look back at certain times in their life, as I do, and simply smile because they remembered something that made them feel special just because. We all deserve that, but our kids need it. In a world filled with negativity and mean people, we need to make sure we are not that in our kids lives. We need to be our children’s biggest fans. My mom was certainly mine and I will never forget it.

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