Thursday, April 14, 2011

full circle

My chicks just whirled out the door for the bus.  Mornings are always a flurry of activities.  Last minute papers to be signed, hairstyles to be decided upon, spelling words to go over...and the occasional lunch to pack.  The afternoon is the exact same.  They fling open the door calling my name before it's even shut.  Wanting my attention.  Needing just a little of me.


It amazes me really how little they actually need.  If I just give them my solid attention for a few minutes sprinkled throughout the day they are happy and content.  Cuddle time on the couch.  Prayers and squeezes before bed.  Little words of affirmation...like I love you, I'm so proud of you, You're just the cutest thing.  It never really changes does it?  As we get older we still long for that attention.  Need those words of encouragement.  Want to feel attended to and taken care of.  If only for a minute. 






As little chick turned back to blow me a kiss this morning she said you're the best.   My heart swelled.  She made me feel special.  It's what she does.  Her teachers even say that at school she's constantly telling them they're the best.  I love that words of encouragement pour out of her little spirit.   I love that as I pour into her life, she's pouring into others.  That's what it's about.  That's why we're here.  THAT'S what we were born to do:)  It's coming full circle. 







Have a blessed day.

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41 comments:

  1. that is too sweet...you're the best :) isn't it cool that we really do make a difference in someone else's life! you're a great mom, ms. becky! xoxo

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  2. You are such a beautiful and talented Mommy.
    I hope that when my time comes around that I can feel as blessed as you describe. Right now it's incomprehensible, but I'm sure it comes naturally to you as I hope it will me.
    Biz

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  3. I love that your little cutie pie learned that at home! :)

    It shows you are doing a great job!

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  4. it's nice when our kids are sweet to us and others. i have 2 that way, and one who, i'm not sure, but may not know how to give a compliment. we're all different and we each need something different too...that's my challenge; giving to each of them what they need!! it's hard work being a mama!!!

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  5. This is so sweet. At bible study our Pastor's wife was talking about the Sermon on the Mount and the beatitudes. She was saying that the first one - blessed are the poor in spirit - is all about emptying ourselves so that Christ can fill us to be poured out on others. It's pretty amazing that God chooses to use us to do that. What a blessing it is! Little chick is getting it! She's a beauty!

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  6. I know that feeling, my little boy always writes "I love you teacher" on the last page of his exams... is that sweet or what?

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  7. Fabulous. Such a sweet girl...and you are right. THAT is what we SHOULD be here to do...happy Thursday Becky.

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  8. what an awesome little girl. she has a very good teacher! : )

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  9. sweet moments in mommyhood...a good reminder to cherish them while they're here.

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  10. Awww, I love this! It makes a Momma feel so good to know her kids are soaking in the love and passing it on. That's what it's all about!

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  11. How lovely, and how true that we can only give of what we have inside us. xx

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  12. Yep. That is why we're here. You're good at it too. :) and in case you're wondering...I think you're pretty awesome.

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  13. So true! If we just love them the best way we know how, they'll love others in return. (I hope:))Beautiful post Becky.

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  14. You're obviously doing a good job of being an AMAZING example to your Chicks. They are lucky to have you as their Mama.

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  15. Thank-you. You blessed my heart.

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  16. You are the best. ou are adorable and sweet and wonderful. Thank you for being you.

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  17. Your little chick is right! You are the best sweetest Becky! You are lovely and loved by me and so very many. Hoping your day is full of smiles.

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  18. so true! so true!! it's "the little things" that are really the BIG things!
    sounds like your little chick is a lot like her mama!! :)
    Blessings sweet friend!
    Jill

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  19. I am so so SO teary reading this precious post! It is so fabulous and so opposite from my morning this morning....

    The good news is - it is just one morning - it can be changed! You have such a sweet family - I love reading stories like this!!

    HUGS!! xoxo

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  20. Oh what a little sweetie! And it's so neat to see her bless others with words of encouragement I'm sure. (She had learned well from her mama :))

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  21. I love your words today. x

    Come check out the frame I found for your business card. Too cute!

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  22. ...And the world is a much better place because of your nest of chicks!

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  23. It is the most important job we will ever have besides being wives. Love your stories.

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  24. What a sweet post and oh, so profound! I think as parents our greatest wish would be that our teachings do come back full circle. That's what makes it so worth while and doubles the blessings of life. Little Chick is precious!

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  25. The best post! And like mother, like daughter:)

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  26. I have tears in my eyes Becky as I read this. You are such a good Mom and it shows with your chicks ~ you ARE the best! xo

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  27. beautiful story of giving..letting go..emptying to be filled and then giving back out. You are a blessed mama..you are doing something right..His way. Keep praying for those little chicks..they do as they see you do;)
    xo

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  28. How sweet Becky. It sounds like you're raising a couple of wonderful girls :)

    ~Tricia

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  29. This post reminds me of a book I read "5 Love Languages" (or something close to that). They are: affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gift receiving and acts of service. My husband and stepson are both affirmation and physical touch while I am quality time and physical touch. I never realize until then that I am not nearly as gifted at giving words of affirmation as my husband is. Now I work on a daily basis to vocalize my thoughts. I think great things about him all the time, but I fail to verbalize them to my full potential. Thank you for reminding me to keep working on it because I do love him and admire him dearly.

    As for your little girl, she sounds lovely and I'm sure that she gets it from her Mama!
    Happy Friday!

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  30. I get to spend Friday mornings with just me and my little girl since my hubby takes my son early for computer club, this morning felt so special. Not for any significant reason except that like you said they don't need us the same as when they were babies and that hair brushing in the morning is my most favorite time, its like the scene in mamma mia that we both snuggle over together when she sings to her "little' girl. It is special and fleeting. You are the best, and specifically meant to be the mamma to your cute sweeties.

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  31. I guess it just shows that
    we are teaching all the time
    with our words and actions,
    even when we don't realize it.
    They are so lucky to call you
    Mom; I am so lucky to call you
    friend!
    xx Suzanne

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  32. What a joy your little chick is!
    You tell her that I think SHE is the best!

    XO,
    Anne

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  33. Your little chick is a darling. Don't they make your heart swell?!

    XO,
    Jane

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  34. I'm so glad you see these sweet little things in your girls, it is so important and such a blessing! :) Not enough Moms out there stop to enjoy the wonders and joys within their kids, and as a nanny, it always makes me so happy to see a parent taking them in with pride and happiness. I came from a family of three girls, and I know how important it is to have an encouraging and caring mama! Keep at it, it sounds like you're doing great! :D
    Blessings to you,
    ~Just a Girl

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  35. What a sweet post! Those little moments are the best! As I was reading I thought about my son who is 9 as I drop him off in the morning, he always turns around and blows me a kiss. These are the things we will cherish forever! It is so nice to see it all come back around. ;)

    Hugs and love,
    Victoria

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  36. ah, yes. i love this full-circle phenomenon, how Christ's flagrant love poured into us flows into others and ultimately circles back in praise to Him.

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  37. Here! Here! (feeling a bit book British today ;) )

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  38. What a sweetie! I love these motherhood moments. have a wonderful weekend,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  39. Y♥U are the BEST Becky! I agree! And hearing your daughter say that back to you is the sweetest thing ever. A real tribute to the momma that you are to her. You've passed it on and that is what it is all about. Not only do you pass it on well to your children, but you pass it on so well to all of us who love coming by to see and hear you on this blog. Thank you for passing on a piece of your beautiful heart.

    ♥Lee Ann

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