and a terribly sweet moment

Monday, June 1, 2009

Yesterday, Pete and I were having talks in the kitchen while Piper hung out in her bedroom with her Auntie M. This was a crying sort of talk for me (since I'm so bloomin' emotional right now), and I was kinda sad when Piper wandered into the kitchen. It didn't take her very long to realize that something was wrong, and she looked at Dad, who smiled at her, and then went to Mom with a soft, questioning look on her face and gave me a hug.

Then she pulled back and searched my eyes to make sure I was okay, and I smiled back at her to let her know it was all right. She reached out and cupped my face in her hand and found tears.

"Does Mama need a tissue?" I asked.

"Yes," she said, and tracked out of the kitchen to the nearest accessible box, which happened to be on top of the piano. We watched as she pulled the bench out, climbed up on tiptoe, grabbed a kleenex, climbed down, and padded back into the kitchen to help me wipe my tears and blow my nose.

THAT was a moment that made it SO WORTH being a mom. I think I'm starting to like this a little more than I thought I could. I'm still going "AWWWHHHHHHH" and wanting to cry all over again thinking about her sweetness!


Jessica said...

That is SO sweet!! I LOVE those moments Lucy has done similar things for me!!

dancebythelight said...

Aw, that is such a tender moment. Those are the times that are so awesome! :)

Ang said...

Stopping by from Emily's TU party. Beautiful post and fabulous reminder at what sweetness lies in our children. The tender spirit is so worth celebrating! Thanks for sharing :)

Bee said...

I can just see tiny little hands holding the tissue to you nose. And it's a beautiful picture.

Jo@Mylestones said...

That connection--between a mom and a child--is amazing isn't it? When my son was barely 3, he stumbled into a room where I was crying. He didn't say a word. Just sat down beside me, put his arm around my back and said "it's okay, Mom, don't be sad."
I'm with you--it's so worth it. And it does make us want to start crying again--the happier kind of tears!

Kellye, Chad, Hayden, and Sebastian said...

Sometimes our kids know exactly what to do and say without ever even learning them...makes me think that growing up makes us unlearn a lot more stuff than learning much of anything at all!

patty said...

their capacity for empathy is amazing.. where does it go? why arent' more adults empathetic like that?
hope you're feeling better! :)

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