Friday, October 29, 2010

Growing up right.

I'm linking over to my vf Vanessa's blog today for Inspiration Fridays - sharing what inspired me this week.

This is what inspires me.  Keeps me motivated to keep going. Keep trying.  This boy (and his brother).

A mom came up to me this week just to tell me thank you, that this boy - this sweet child of mine - had really made her son feel welcome and included.  She had mentioned that there were some cliques in the neighborhood, but Walker had really reached out to her son.  

It meant a lot to her - but you know what - it meant just as much to me, if not more.  knowing that he listens, he gets it.  He's got compassion.  Oh sweet, sweet boy. I'm so proud of you. So much.

We all strive to get our kids to listen.  Be good.  Make good grades.  Stand up straight.  No sass.  But you wonder if it's sinking in at all.  At least i do.  Daily.  I hear myself and shudder sometimes.  Other times, i lay in bed at night replaying conversation or "discussions" with the wee ones and what i should have done or said, not what i did. How i could have handled something better.  Wondering if they're already tuning me out.

Thanks Walker for not just listening, but hearing.  and doing.  and being you.  Mommy loves you so much.

You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. - Deuteronomy 11:19


  1. Oh my friend, that is when you know you are doing something right! When you hear that how your kids are when you aren't around instructing them every step of the way. That is a huge testament to the job you are doing as a mom and it doesn't surprise me at all that your son would be that kind of a person! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this today!

  2. This is so sweet. Amazing how we beat ourselves up for all the little things and can put that pressure on ourselves to be perfect parents. I know that I miss the mark more often than not and need grace on a daily basis to make it through. Yet despite my flaws, these kids are wonderful and sweet and kind and amazing. You are a wonderful mama to a sweet boy and boy is he handsome too!