23 May 2013
I had a moment with my daughter on Sunday morning and I wanted to share it with you:
Waking up at 5:30am to watch her favourite cartoon “Dora the Explora” is hardly the way I want to be woken up on a Sunday. But we do it anyway. As we put on another episode she sits all pretty rubbing her eyes and sings along to the opening tune.
I doze off, and I hear a mommy and daddy in the distance. Aliya is awake as can be and the first episode of Dora has completed. Time for the next one. This goes on for about three episodes until I eventually wake up.
I say “Morning my angel” and I get no reply. She is fixated on her Dora episode and has no time for me. I just laugh at her ignoring me and greet my hubby good morning.
Out of the Blue I feel two little hands on my face. Aliya looks at me and turns my head to the left and plants a big fat kiss on my cheek. She then turns my face to the right and does the same.
Best part of the story: She turns my head and I face her and she starts at me. I’m almost intimidated by my 20 month old daughter who is just staring at me. What is this all about?
She then kisses me on the lips and I hear her going “mwah”
I’m speechless. And I’m freaking out at her cuteness. But she doesn’t have time for me anymore. It’s on to the next episode of Dora the Explora.
Right there, in that moment. I got the message. After a week of her being ill and me feeling exhausted. That was her way of saying “Thank You Mommy. You are enough”
Kids can teach us a thing or two of being grateful. I was just taught this by a 20 month old, with no words, only actions and a deep stare.When was the last time you made someone else feel like they were enough for you? When was the last time you felt that YOU were enough for you. Think about that.
I’m Feeling Blessed as a mother, I am enough. My little girl said so