There are some moments in my life as a mom that make me stop in my tracks. Some of those moments are sad, some are funny, and some are just plain silly. But, amidst the craziness of any given day, they are the moments that you remember.
My oldest daugther, Grace, has had more moments that have caught me, mostly because she is the most verbal of my children. She's the one who will comfort a total stranger child by crouching down and rubbing their backs. She's the one who will say "Are you okay?" when I stumble over the rug in our living room for the thousandth time. She's the one who will always ask "Why?" to the point where it's both irritating and intriguing because I don't always know the answer behind that question.
Tonight at dinner, Grace looked at me and said "Mommy, will you get me up tonight for some special time?" I looked up from feeding the baby and said "Gracie, tonight Mommy has to mop the floor." "Oh, okay." She answered.
Now, it's just past nine my time, and Gracie just barely feel asleep. I'm waiting for a bit longer and then I will wake her up for some special time. I know that, one day, when Gracie is a mommy herself, her little one will ask her the same question and it will tug at her heart in the same way that it just did mine.
We all need our moments of Grace sometimes. :)