Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm so touched!

This morning I was watching the Regis & Kelly show and Kelly's guest host was Olympic Snowboard Champion, Shaun White. Anyway, they started talking about Halloween and he talked about some of his costumes as a child and thanked his mom for making them♥ For a moment, I got a little sad thinking back on the days when my boys were little and how much fun and excitement filled not only Halloween, but every holiday and how those days are gone....just sweet memories.

I wanted to remind all parents of young children to cherish each and every day they have because they have absolutely NO CLUE how quickly they will fly by. I started wishing I could do some things over. I wished I could go back and read to them more, cuddle with them more, and play with them more. My inner critic was rearing her ugly head again except THIS time she was judging my abilities as a Mom and usually she just picks on my appearance and artistic abilities :)

Well............then the most absolute, wonderful thing happened! I came back to work from my lunch break and these flowers were waiting for me!! I didn't know who had sent them!? I rarely get flowers!!!

I can count on one hand the number of people who know what I've dealt with this past week so I really wasn't sure who had taken the time, care and concern to let me know they were thinking of me today. Guess was my SON!

I guess I DID do something right as a young mom after all! I raised a beautiful, kind-hearted soul and I love him so much. Thank you Ryan♥


risa said...

That is so sweet! As a mom, I can appreciate how special it was to receive those flowers from your certainly raised a wonderful son!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Aww..doncha just love it when you KNOW you've raised 'em right??

Serena said...

Awwwww....what a sweet thing for Ryan to do. I'm sure those gorgeous flowers cheered you right up ~ :)

Tina Eudora said...

Isn't that wonderful is so amazing when we finally realize we actually did quite a lot right in raising our children!
Enjoy the flowers (I know you will)!
Tina xo

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Sounds like someone knew *exactly* what your heart needed. Perfect timing. Beautiful flowers! :)

Kelly Berkey said...

darla, that made me cry. i too have had those moments lately and am missing my son desperately. he is 25 now and happily living in california and i miss him some much it hurts. i got a text from him on tuesday and i just cried when i read it. great advice, it does go so quickly.
you son also has great taste in flowers, those purple alstromeria are to live for! one of my favorite flowers!!
enjoy the love from your son!!

Nicola said...

Awwwww Darla, what a sweet boy you have!!! And thank you for sharing your experience and giving that advice as it's good for me to be reiminded that time does fly by. I remind myself of this lots of times but life does get crazy and you get caught up with every day stresses! My boys are 7 and 4 and I know that one day they'll be bigger than me. Sounds like you did a fabulous job and I hope my boys grow up to be as caring and considerate as yours. Thanks again for the good advice I'm off to give my boys a cuddle :0) xoxoxox

Diane said...

Oh what a sweet post--thank your son again for it!!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

That is so supersweet !! Is is so wonderful when they actually show you you raised them right, isn't it ? Despite the fact that deep down inside you know you are doing/did a good job ;-)