Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tiny things

Who watched conference this weekend?! I did. With two toddlers running wild around the house.  I loved it.  I loved every word of it.  I love the camaraderie I feel with millions and millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints around the world who are listening to the same words I am, but that I still feel as though our leaders are speaking directly to me with guiding counsel and comfort.

There are so many great quotes I have saved, but I want to post this one tonight because it reminded me of a small success I had this morning that made me feel good all day.

This morning Olivia woke up at 8 and joined Berlin downstairs.  We played and snuggled for a few minutes and then I reminded her she had pre-school.  This was her first day back after a small incident in which she was bullied so I wasn't sure what her reaction would be.  She didn't say anything.  I asked what she wanted for breakfast and suggested cereal or toast.  She asked for pancakes.  I usually have a container of homemade pancakes in the freezer, ready to thaw, but I knew we had eaten the last of the latest back a few days ago.  By now it was 8:25 and we had to leave at 8:45, I told her we didn't have time for pancakes.  "Okay..." she said sadly.  I couldn't stand it.  I wanted to create a good start to her day. I jumped up and quickly threw together a whole-wheat banana pancake batter, presented each girl a steaming stack of pancakes, dressed Olivia, did her hair, and had us out the door within 20 minutes.  Honestly, I don't know how it happened. Maybe God knew I needed a good Mom moment and slowed the clock for me.  Maybe He knew Olivia needed to feel extra loved this morning.  Whatever the case, that small success as a mom this morning was a big deal.
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