Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This made me cry today...

I was in the restroom, putting on makeup as we were about to search for a new heating element for our dryer.  The fact that I currently don't have a working dryer is not what had me in tears.

With an unsure voice, Gracie says, "Mom, I want you to see something."  My heart sinks as my mommy imagination flashes scenes of counters smeared with toothpaste, water all over the floor, rashes or boo-boos that need attending or an art project that went a bit... erroneous.

I open the bathroom door and she quickly slips the video camera in my hand... and runs away.  A bit puzzled, I push play.  Sometimes a mom should be warned as to what's coming next.

Then my tear-ducts go from 0 to 100 in no-time-flat after I realize this was not a confessional, but...  Well... you'll see...


{She gave me her permission to post her vlog.}

Just when I wonder if what we're telling them is getting through.

And... our search of a heating element fell cold.  So, I guess I can cry about that now too.
If you need me, you might find me in a box of Kleenex.

15 comments:

  1. I can't play it right now cause I'm at work....but will be back later, kleenex box in hand. Blessings, SusanD

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  2. Yep--a kleenex is needed! :) What a precious little sweetheart! She's the type of girl I'm praying for Cloe to have as a best friend someday soon!
    Give her a big hug from the crying mom in Iowa that she's never met! :)
    Good job, H-Mama!

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  3. that has to be the sweetest most innocent thing I have ever seen
    You are doing everything right with that little girl
    keep up the great work

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  4. Oh, my sweet heavens. That was the most precious thing! Pass your kleenex :)

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  5. Pass the Kleenex please!!! Jeez, thanks for the good cry. What a sweetie.

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  6. That is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Such emotion! Loved the smile and kiss at the end. Cutie-pie! And, just so you know, eventually the things you say will sink in...it may take until they're in college, but it WILL sink in!

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  7. How sweet, and sincere.
    Please pass the tissue!
    Go hug her for me even!

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  8. no words...just sniffles! ;o)

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  9. Wow. Beautiful. You are so blessed.

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  10. oh girl, i watched this yesterday and could not help but cry. she is a sweetheart.

    a couple months ago, sarah got in one of her lil sassy moods and for days {maybe even longer} would walk around saying i love you more than God....almost in a rebellious type manner. that girl, we gonna have us some trouble outta her lol

    only 4 and already a little rebel.

    okay, the girls just came up her a minute ago and told me you better email their mom and tell them you haven't bought any stamps yet. *giggle* i have to run out today so we'll drop them by the post office then.

    i love the picture that is showing up in your you might also like.....something i do each day. so sweet.

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  11. Oh, my...waaay to precious for words. She's a sweetie. It certainly does put everything in perspective, doesn't it. Darn dryer element. :)

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  12. Stupid element.

    And wow. Just wow. What a huge heart in that girl of yours! What a treasure, to always have that on tape!

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  13. Very, very sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet!

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  14. So. precious. Now I need a Kleenex myself.

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