The surprises of being a mom…


The other morning, our house got unusually quiet.

I went upstairs to see why,

half-expecting something to be wrong.

But what I found was my daughter sitting in the sunshine reading, Charlie under her knees…

and my son relaxing a few feet away on the couch, Bailey on his lap.

After several weeks of sick kids (my daughter had strep throat then pneumonia, and my son had pneumonia too), it was a moment I was immediately thankful for…

Both my kids were feeling better,

the house was calm,

and, like the sun coming through the windows,

the moment felt like a warm touch on my shoulder,



As a mom, these kinds of moments can sometimes be rare,

but when they happen,

and you’re reminded of the love you have for your kids,

the love in your house,

the love in your family,

even the love your kids have for their pets,

you just want to pause, soak it all in,

and revel in the constant surprises

that come with being a mom.

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.” ~Charles Morgan


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10 Comments on The surprises of being a mom…

  1. Jeanine
    January 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Those moments are precious, aren't they? We've had days like that, too, and I love them. So glad you noticed the moment and took time to recognize it and appreciate it.Peace and blessings to your day!Jeanine

  2. Jansen Family
    January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm (7 years ago)

    I'm so glad you had such a beautiful, peaceful moment! I love the picture with the cat under your daughter's legs!~Carla

  3. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    January 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm (7 years ago)

    What a great post! I'm so glad your kids are feeling better!

  4. Julie
    January 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm (7 years ago)

    So sorry your kids were sick, but glad they are on the mend! The tough times help us to appreciate the peaceful times so much more!God Bless!

  5. 1grown2togo
    January 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm (7 years ago)

    The pictures of your pets relaxing w your children are precious, we too have some snuggly pets at our house. New GFC Follower thank you for the Linky~Shari

  6. bluecottonmemory
    January 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm (7 years ago)

    I know those moments. Rare moments that sear your heart with a precious memory! Glad your children are better! I feel that peace in your words. Just when I thought your post couldn't get any better, you added that wonderful quote about God's fingers on your shoulder! Have a blessed week!

  7. janice
    January 25, 2011 at 3:37 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you for this beautiful post. i love the way you capture these moments and express them in a way that reminds us of the blessings in our own lives.

  8. RR Mama
    January 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I love moments like that. They are some of my favorites!

    January 26, 2011 at 6:36 am (7 years ago)

    I am so thankful for these moments in my home!

  10. Kristen Andrews
    January 31, 2011 at 1:42 am (7 years ago)

    we rescued a kitty that looks just like yours!


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