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.


  1. Those moments are priceless. Love all the insight you have and thanks for sharing it on your blog. Hope all is well. Happy New Year!

  2. You are such a good Mom! You are a good example to me. Love ya!