Hello Fellow-Bloggers! I'm back! I know that you didn't miss me, since I was only gone for a few days, but I must admit that I really missed being in blogosphere! Perhaps it is addictive after all.....
As I previously mentioned, we were in INDY this weekend for Derek's brother's graduation from Police Academy. I did sign on at my in-laws last night just to wish Kimber a Happy B'day! But tonight I have really enjoyed reading all your blogs and catching up with all of your goings-on: except for Julia who is trying to win some kind of world record for most COMMENTS RECEIVED. I told her I refuse to participate anymore!
Anyway, our weekend did go well. It was nice to get away together as a family, even to Indy. It was Reagan's first 'trip', and overall he did well. Though I could tell he knew he was in unfamiliar surroundings. As I type this tonight, he's sleeping soundly in his own bed.
I had a really nice moment this morning that I want to share with you all, especially any other mothers because I know you will appreciate the value of it most of all. Thus, the title for this blog. After the graduation ceremony yesterday, we went out to dinner with a large group of friends and family. We had a good time eating and visiting before going our separate ways. This morning, I received a phone call from one of the ladies there who I don't personally know very well. She was calling to commend me on my children and our job of parenting. She was impressed that the children stayed seated, used manners, entered conversation well, and didn't create a scene in all the time that we were there. And she just wanted to let me know. I actually became quite choked up on the phone with her. And like I said, I don't really know her well. But that compliment meant the WORLD to me: it really was like a ray of SUNSHINE, and you know how I love sunshine! It's just sometimes I think I'm failing miserably, and then other times I think I'm too hard on myself and my kids! That affirmation this morning was so kind, and was actually like an early Mother's Day present for me. I can't think of anything that would please me more!
I certainly don't share this story to brag; only share because it meant so much to me, and I know you all would understand why. For I feel certain that if I went to dinner with any one of you and yours, I could pass the compliment right along to YOU!
I'm posting some pics from the graduation, for whoever may wish to see little Scottie H all grown up!
Have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow.....