15 March 2010

She Knows



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Hearing your children say “I love you” is one of life’s sweetest and most heartwarming moments. But you know what ranks way up there with that, alongside spontaneous hugs and kisses? It’s when you know they know that you love them.

When they somehow let you know that they know how much you love them, –and not necessarily because of something you’ve done that they are thankful for, but just because, –it almost feels like you’ve, um, “done something right.” That’s kinda how I feel.

I was having one of those playful moments with Zoë. She was going on and on with “I love bananas. I love grapes. I love blueberries and strawberries…” I turned to her and asked, “Do you know what I love?” She turned her pretty little head and looked up at me and nodded with a smile.

Me: “Okay, tell me what I love.”
Zoë: Me. (She pointed her short little finger at herself and she had this really sweet shy smile on her face.)
I just burst out laughing. In sheer joy and delight. At the pureness, the belief. Made me want to scoop her up and rain kisses on her sweet cheeks and tell her, “Yes, I love you. SO much.” And I did just that.

22 COMMENTS:

LPC said...

Now I'm crying:).

jen@odbt said...

Love this. It does warm the heart.

Lara said...

Following from Friend Connect on MBC! Lovely blog!!

Herb of Grace said...

So precious :) I do love those moments, they make up for all the crazy, huh?

Judah's started signing "I Love You" all the time now :)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Awwww..... sweetest moments aren't they?! Love it and your pictures and post! Have a Great week!!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Six Feet Under Blog said...

How cute!

Wanda said...

Lovely!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I and I can just picture that moment. She DOES know!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh so sweet!!!

blueviolet said...

That is so completely precious and I have no doubt how loved your kids are!

K∂riиє* Smith. said...

Your baby is gorgeous !!!

x

sugarplumtreasures said...

Such an amazing moment!

hypermom said...

Awww That is definitely a thrill! That's what we want most for our kids to learn, isn't it? That they are loved :)

katherine said...

Awww this is just so presh! I love it!

Your whole blog is beautiful. It'd be great if you could check out mine if you had the chance... www.thoseblissmoments.blogspot.com

Lindy said...

Love the unscripted moments that just melt your heart!

Nezzy said...

That's simply the sweetest!

God bless ya'll!!!

Alicia said...

That is definitely the best feeling!!!

She is so cute. I love her sweet smile! It lights up a room, I'm sure!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, that is SO so so sweet!!!!!!

Jana said...

ugh, I cried. Shoot.

Jen said...

This is such a lovely moment you have captured :)

Rachel said...

oHHH... so sweet! you must be snowing candies when you heard her words!

Rose Belle said...

Isn't that just the sweetest love of all when your child says 'I love you'? I absolutely love it when I hear my kids say it. Then I would tease them back and ask 'how much?'. My two eldest would reply 'alot' but my little toddler always says 'very much'.

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