Sunday, January 1, 2012
Last night I had one of those "ah hah," moments! I had tucked my kids in bed. I was doing the dishes and cleaning my kitchen when I heard padded footsteps behind me. I turned around and there was Sami. I asked her why she was out of bed and she asked if she could talk with me for a minute. We sat down together and started talking. She had a problem and she needed me. As we started talking, the tears started rolling down her cheeks. I took her in my arms and simply loved her. I smelled her hair and felt her frustrated breath on my cheek. I tried to listen and validate. I tried to comfort and reassure her. When I looked down at her crazy fluffy hair, her cheeks red and stained from crying, and realized that it was me that she needed. I felt so honored. She trusted me. She wanted my advise and support. After we talked for a few minutes, she felt better and was able to relax and go to sleep. I laid in bed and just kept thinking about how much Heavenly Father must trust me to have given me such an incredible child. I thought a lot about the role of a mother and the power you hold in your heart and hands. The power to heal and comfort and to make everything ok, when no one else can. I thank God for the power of motherhood and for the power I hold in being a mom.