I trust you had a great time celebrating with the mothers in your life. I did! And I loved reading the comments you left about why you love your mom. Congrats to the comment winner of Homespun Memories From The Heart. She is:
Steph; Timestamp: May 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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Something my daughter wrote in her Mother’s Day letter to me really stood out. While I won’t quote the entire letter here (maybe someday I will) what stood out to me was the way she remembered what I thought were small insignificant things about her growing up days; memories that are forever cemented in her mind.
It got me thinking what her younger brothers will remember when they too grow up and leave home. What daily unspoken traditions will they treasure?
I’d like to share one possibility with you.
Ever since our kids were small, I have had a habit of tucking them in at night and asking them the same three questions:
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the worst part?
- How can I pray for you for tomorrow?
But a comforting ritual that evokes conversation and assures them that I am praying for their challenges in life. And just because they are both nearly taller and bigger than me now at 12 and 15 doesn’t mean their too big to keep the questions coming.
It really is the simple things are kids will treasure when they leave.
What will your kids remember about the simple daily rituals at your house someday?