Outside gardening this afternoon, Mattea says to me
"Mom, I still like you even when your bald."
Me: "Thanks Mattea. You know what? I still like you too!"
Mattea: "Mom, I'm so glad you shaved your head for all those kids - you know the kids with cancer."
Me: "That is why we did it isn't it Mattea?"
Lesson - they listen. Our kids listen. Even when we think they aren't listening - they are listening. When I tell them a story - they listen. When I scold them for doing something inappropriate - they listen (they may act like the don't.) When I inform them of a big life decision and my reasons behind doing it - THEY LISTEN.
I love you little M. I love your heart and I love your soul. You are a special little girl. Thanks for still liking me!