December 05, 2010

Sunshine Sunday - tiny, precious, meaningful moments

Sometimes when things are a little hard, God sends you one perfect little moment that makes everything seem better.  I had three of those perfect little moments this week.

I was at the drive thru at the bank and Baden was in the back.  He shouted, "Mama!"  I looked back and he said for the very first time all by himself, "I Wuuuuvvvoooo!"  (Translation: I love you.)  It was out of the blue and so sweet.  It made my day.


Rex started his good deed advent this week.  The first day's deed was to write a letter to someone he loves.  I let him choose.  After a little thinking he decided he wanted to color a picture for Jesus.  It was so sweet.


The other day we were leaving the grocery store.  The store we go to has an employee that is mentally handicapped.  He is so kind and it makes me so happy to see him.  He went out of his way to come over and say hi as I was loading my car.  I got Rex out of the cart and realized that Baden was covered in melted ice cream (from the little cone they gave him at the store).  This sweet boy pulled napkins from his pockets and carefully wiped Baden off.  Normally, Baden would scream when approached by a stranger, but he didn't.  As the boy cleaned him off he talked to Baden.  He said, "It's okay little guy, I spill sometimes, too."  It completely melted my heart.  He is the perfect example of the Christmas spirit.

(This was Rex two years ago and an old header I made for my family blog.)

Have you had a small little perfect moment this week?  I'd love to hear about it.

19 comments:

  1. Those stories are so sweet. The last one touched my heart. I love this time of year and thank you for being CHRIST back into christmas.

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  2. Your boys are too cute! I borrowed your "good deeds" for our Advent calendar - and the kids wrote the sweetest notes for their Dad. We had a great day yesterday full of "awww's"

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  3. What an incredible post. Our moments happened yesterday while decorating our tree with my daughter for the first time, old enough to help. She dropped an ornament and when it broke she was devastated. But I told her it was ok, a few always break every year, it was tradition.

    Wrote a post with my favorite ornaments if you want to read the whole thing :)
    http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2010/12/sentimental-ornaments.html

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  4. Thank you for the sweet spirit of Christmas that you have given to so many of us this year! I esecially love the last story today!

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  5. Oh, this is really sweet :) Life with children is always full of cute moments. I love when they start to smile, or when they catch one of your fingers with their tiny hands :)

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  6. That is so precious! My little moment was seeing the look on my 6month olds face as he looked at Christmas tree lights for the first time...precious ♥

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  7. Omigosh this moments melted my heart too! I can't wait till we start having kids :)

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  8. My 18 month old recently started echoing "wuvoo" too. It is so cute, but he hasn't said it spontaneously yet.

    Two moments from this week:

    Yesterday we spent some time with my parents. Tumblebug seems to have a mental block when it comes to saying Grandma, but yesterday he said Grandpa and Grandma several times.

    He has also been learning how to say "thank you" for the last few months. He is very good at saying "thank you" when you give him something, but yesterday he said "thank you" to a lady at church when she was helping him down some steps. Totally unprompted.

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  9. The last story made me cry. I'm not a crier, so that says something :)

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  10. I love all of the stories but the last one brought tears to my eyes.

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  11. WOW! That last story made me cry!

    The first special moment I can think of didn't happen this week, but I would still like to share it. In May, my daughter was stillborn due to a pinched umbilical cord. My husband scanned her foot prints and sent them to a company that made me a necklace (it's heart shaped with her prints on front and name and date on back). Fast forward a few months. I work at a special needs pre-school where I am rocking one of the 3 year old babes to sleep, this is the first time I've rocked one since the loss of my daughter. She starts rubbing my necklace which makes me tear up a little. She then looks up at me and says, "So sad, so sad." It took all of my strength not to lose it.

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  12. OK seriously! It's not nice to make people cry! (of course, I'm the biggest blubber baby ever but still!) lol

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  13. I just found your blog and loved your pictures - stunning! A special moment...a grandmother one...when my granddaughter requested that I make her another purse like I did last year. She spilled red Kool Aid on that one and it won't come out. Just to know that your grandchild uses and treasures something you made melts a grandmother's heart. blessings, marlene

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  14. Now following you from someday crafts, I love your blog!

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  15. Lovely post! This weekend we celebrated my son's 10th birthday. I always make a cake, and this year he wanted a football field cake. I take a lot of pride in decorating cakes as best I can to match the kids' desires. It wasn't my best cake, and I was feeling a bit down about it as I was putting on the finishing touches. My son walked in and said that he loved it and it was the best cake ever. He's also been telling me "I love you" at random, lovely times. I hope it continues!

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  16. I love those moments! I had mine today. I work as a Children's Director at a church and tonight we had our Night In Bethlehem event. Watching the children as they heard our pastor tell the story of Jesus' birth and seeing the family "playing" our Mary and Joseph with their new born baby! What a moment!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing these! I cried when I read the one about the gentleman cleaning up your son. I think we can all be better at being kind to others and not being judgmental.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. That was just the kind of thing I needed to start off my Monday morning. I just love it when people give you a warm fuzzy feeling. There's plenty of jerky people in this world, but not enough to overshadow the ones who are amazing, and kind. Thanks for that story!

    (and PS LOVING that header. It is classy in every kind of way!)

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  19. These are such sweet stories...thank you for sharing!

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