Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pure Intent

Today, a few minutes after Eliza came home from preschool, I was downstairs at the computer when I heard the clinking of dishes in the kitchen, the rattle of toys in the family room. I figured she was up to something, but didn't investigate because I had an inkling it was something good.


Sure enough - it was. And it's not even Mother's Day!

This clip is a little slow-moving while she's rummaging through the coat closest, but hang in there, the end is worth it!

A gift she knew I would love. Given with pure intent. If only we could move through each day with that thought, "I know this will make them happy!"

It's grand...

being a Mom.


  1. That is so sweet. What a wonderful mother, teacher, and example you are. You deserve days like that, that make you feel like your hard work is paying off. :) She is adorable.

  2. "hang in there...the end in worth it." truer words were never spoken. xox

  3. So precious. I love it! What a sweet girl. I almost cried at the end of the video, seriously.

  4. Kelsi - moments like this help me see the development of her soul - keeps a Mom going! Looks like you're having a blast exploring MN! So fun for you guys!

    Cristie - I didn't know how she would respond to my question. I melted with her answer. Thanks again for the salad! All gone! And so delicous!

    Natalie - you're so sweet. Thanks for reading. When's the big day???

  5. That almost brought tears to my eyes. What a little sweetheart!

    Not sure if Doug mentioned but I finally did it, I left the working world to be a stay at home mom for a while. I can't tell you how happy the last week or so has been!

  6. I'm getting married on July 2nd out in D.C. I'm so excited! I love reading your blog. It's fun knowing whats going on in your life. Your kids are precious.

  7. Kathleen - I didn't get that memo from Doug. WOW!!! That is huge! I'm so thrilled for you. It's a real privilege to be able to stay home and nurture our children. I'm grateful all the time for this blessing. I'm loving that even the last week for you has been so happy. Congratulations! This is a unique season of life for you.

    I've always wanted to find a group of Mothers that look at mothering as a career of its own. Power of Moms is like that - it's a great gathering place for strong-minded, invested women. You might like hanging out there on occasion. So good to hear from you! :)

    And Natalie - July is coming up fast. So exciting for you. We, of course, have a special affection for the DC temple. So glad that's where you will be! Love you!

  8. AWWWWWW! What a wonderful little girl. I will never forget the beautiful summer evening when you and Doug came on a walk to our house with her four weeks old sleeping in her stroller with her perfect little lips all plump and just so cute. It's one of those memories engraved in my mind.

  9. That was so sweet! It almost made me cry. You have such sweet children. :)

  10. Erin - I loved your description of Eliza in the stroller. What a great memory. It made my morning. Thanks. We sure miss you guys!!! I heard it's been WARM!

    Mary - I think they're sweet too. Most of the time! ;)

  11. motherhood is definitely grand! i am inspired to pull out my video camera more. pure sweetness!

  12. Sheesh...I cry every time I read your blog and this was no exception! I love that video and Eliza is so sweet!


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