Thursday, February 09, 2006

Incredible love

One of the perks of being a mother is that you get to be loved, incredibly so, despite all your flaws and foibles. My six-year-old daughter presented me with a handmade card yesterday that warmed my heart and made me stop doubting my abilities as a parent, even for just a moment.

She took a piece of white paper and with a pair of my scalloped-edge scissors cut out a square about four inches on each side. On one side she wrote, "I incredably love you Mommy" at the top. She drew a picture of the two of us and then under that wrote, "Me you pefect together." Out on the side are tiny little hearts individually encircling the letters "I l-o-v-e y-o-u."

Aw, how sweet, I thought. Then she showed me that there was more to this thoughtful little card. She flipped it over and indeed there was more. "Me, me, me, You, you, you — perfect together." The "perfect together" part is encircled with a heart.

You can't beat incredible love! The card, along with the incredible love, gives my mind peace and comfort that I am a good mother — most of the time — and that I can do this thing!

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