I want to share an article written by Rachel Stafford, published in Mamapedia.com. She experienced, in a poignant way, the importance of special moments of connection with her child. I hope you find little, daily targets that will make good memories for you and your children.
I reached into her pajamas drawer unconsciously grabbing the worn polka-dotted flannel that felt like home in my hand.
“Those don’t fit me anymore, Mama,” my 6-year-old daughter informed ever so gently, as if somehow knowing those words could literally break my heart.
“Are you sure they don’t fit?” I asked with a hint of desperation in my voice. “Could we just see?” I already had the head opening of the pajamas prepped and ready for her curly head of hair.
My easy-going child shrugged and happily pulled the pajamas over her head to appease me. But as she struggled to stuff her 6-year-old arms into size 4 armholes, we began to laugh.
“Okay, you were right, “I grinned. But honestly, I wanted to cry. [Read more…]