Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Proud mama

I've just GOT to brag on two of my daughters today. They both blew me away yesterday!

Here's Leilani ~ quite upset at me (how can anybody be upset at ME?!! LOL) just before I leave the house with Shayden.

I come back home after 1 1/2 hours and find that she has taken laundry down the line (we don't use dryers in NZ), folded it up and put it where it belongs. I hadn't asked her to do this.

THEN ~ I venture into Rich's and my bedroom ~ and there was our bed ~ MADE (yes, I didn't make it first thing in the morning)

Not only that, but on top of the duvet were pretty flower petals everywhere...

and 2 flowers from the garden in the middle (yes, we do get some flowers here even in the winter!)...

and a beautiful, very touching poem, giving me the highe
st praises as a mother...

That I was shocked is an understatement!!!

When I asked her WHY she did this, she answered:"I felt angry at
you ~ and so I decided to do something nice for you."


I can learn a lesson or two from my 15-year-old!
And if we all reacted that way every time we were mad at somebody, this world would be a whole lot of a better place - dontchathink?!!!

Way to go, Leilani! I couldn't be prouder of you!!! And I'm not even talking about all your huge help with Kylie's birthday - cake, decoration and all!!!!

Thank you so much for all you ARE and all you DO to make this family what it is!

Later in the day, Kylie reported to me that Shayden had filled his infamous diaper (yes, he's not potty-trained yet and it will be a while still). As I didn't react immediately (many days he does IT up to 10 times) Kylie took matters into her own hands.

I didn't know what she was up to until I was getting concerned because it was so quiet in the house. I asked Leilani to check up on the 2. And there was Kylie with Shayden, in Shayden's room, changing mat on the floor and changing all the big-D-yuckiness - without saying a word.

A am a very blessed woman!!! THANK YOU, WONDERFUL GIRLS!!!

1 comment:

Trena Wanless said...

Love this! So encouraging to us as parents!