Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mama Loves

This was about one year ago.  It goes so fast!
I love that Lila, at age 7, still wants me to sing to her at bedtime.

I love how Mara likes to tell me all the details of her days.

I love when Cody pats me and says "Mommy" in that reassuring way to himself and when he says, "Hugga," and squeezes me tight.

I love when Kyle says "Hugga" too - which he does.

I love squeals of delight over the simplest things like silly faces or noises, seeing construction vehicles, daddy coming home from work, saying goodnight to the moon, a favorite song or rhyme.

I love when Lila wants me to watch her dance routine.

I love the homemade & spontaneous notes of love from Lila.

I love the thoughtful help around the house from Mara when she sees I'm having a hard day.

I love that Kyle likes to tell all his plans and dreams for his life, and that he wants me to watch his new favorite tv show with him.

I love that the kids know my favorite songs and will call me in to listen to them when the songs are playing.

I love baby feet.

I love seeing who each one is growing to be - the special talents and gifts that God has given them.  And how God put us together to grow us into who he made us to be.

I love how they gently encourage me in ways I need to grow.

I thank God every day for making me their mama!

Linked with Top Ten Tuesday, Family Time Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Winsome Wednesday, and Better Mom.


  1. What a sweet post....there is lots to love with little ones....and in your case big ones too! It's nice to record these times.....I love going back and reading my kids' journals, I can't believe the stuff that I would forget if I didn't have it written down! Hope all is well with you and your sweet family. Miss you guys.

  2. I recognize that sandcastle. Was this picture from Virgina Beach?

  3. oh, all of that love. Beautiful :)

  4. Hi Sara - this is a beautiful post. My girls are 18 and 16 now and I so miss all that spontaneous love they gave when they were little. Thank you for linking up on Winsome Wednesday, I look forward to seeing you there again next week.
    God bless