You're the best

March 11, 2012

“Do you want to hold mommy’s hand?”, I ask her. Holding out my hand while the other grips the leash holding the dog. I have the 50 pound one. She holds the leash with the 5 pound dog at the end.

As her small, warm hand reaches for mine, she looks at me with a smile and says “You’re the best.”

My heart melts. As it always does when one of the kids says something so perfect, so out of the blue.

As we walk under the star filled sky, hand in hand, each holding a dog, my world rights itself even if just for that one small space of time.

This is what I remember when I want to yell and tear my hair out because she won’t listen to what I am telling her. When she tries to push mommy over the edge and to the end of her rope.

The monkey hugs. The butterfly kisses and sweet smiles. The I love yous. And the “you’re the bests.”

I know I’m not perfect or the best. But hearing that sweet voice say it, makes me believe that for her I am the best.



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  • Beth Ann March 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Nothing like it. And it never gets old. Just yesterday our youngest (23) told me “You’re the best, Mom”. I could hear it every day and never tire of it. Glad your daughter made your day! Because it is true!!!

    • Susi March 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Awww… I hope, that when my kids are that age they still say that to me. 🙂

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

    They do know how to capture our hearts completely, don’t they? What a sweet moment. 🙂

    • Susi March 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Yes they do. And it was just the best. So unexpected, you know. It made my day and week.

  • Rebecca March 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    What a cutie!!!!

    • Susi March 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks. I think she is too. 🙂

  • Kate F. (@katefineske) March 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Love this! It is so great to get a “positive evaluation” as we stubble through the very hard job of motherhood. 🙂

    • Susi March 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Yes, it’s the best feeling… 🙂