Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mama's Heart: Early Valentine Thoughts...

My children LOVE their DadE...and I teasingly complain, "Hey, who takes care of you all day?  Who feeds you?  Who carried your little cutenesses in her belly for 9.LONG.MONTHS? "  But it's all with a big smile on my face...
because....nothing thrills my heart more at the end of the day than hearing "DadE's home!"  And the merry little feet tromping off to greet him.  I remember...(below)...Emma adjusting to sharing DadE after work each day!
It is good for me, even when I may not personally have warm and fuzzy feelings towards him, to promote my Loverbrains in the eyes of my children.  Don't laugh, but it's sort of like a spin on praying for your enemies.  My heart changes when I pray for someone.  Before I know it, any grouchiness is vanishing and I'm just as delighted to see him as they are!
We made DadE valentines today....and I thought of the many reasons that I love him.  He IS a great DadE...notice (below) he teaches them about inclined planes (recently he showed them how cars could be launched upward...yeah!)...He teaches them to say cute "Heat transfer co-efficient" and "deoxyribonucleic acid"...He always eats his vegetables in front of them (even peas and cooked carrots)!  He always greets me with a kiss FIRST...before he settles down to listen to their chatter!  MomE is first with DadE! 
So, how are you doing....making DadE your kid's favorite Valentine?  This Mama's heart was warmed to remember how much she loves her Forever Valentine!  I hope you are too!!
It's Grace


Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet post!!! I loved it!! Like your family, momma gets the first kiss when daddy comes home. And I know that he just loves it when he hears the girls shouting - "Daddy's Home!!!"

If only mommy got the same reaction when coming home from grocery shopping! LOL!

Visiting from Mama's Heart

Barbara H. said...

Ah, that brings back memories of when the kids were little. I don't remember quite when or how the change came from them running to greet him to him going to their rooms to greet them, but they still greet. And he still greets me first. :-)

Jen said...

I love this and I did laugh on the praying for your enemies line! I think it will work on our kids, too! :)

I got your comment on my blog today and am just praying covering over you, that you can have forgiveness for yourself.

It's Grace said...

Oh yes, "Daddy's home" happens at our house every day at precisely 4:26PM. The garage opens, the kids leap out of their spots and run downstairs screaming "daddy!". :)

I have given a little thought to Valentine's Day, but not much. I'm not sure what to do, but you've got me motivated. I want to do something so he knows how much we appreciate him.

Can your kids get any cuter? They are so sweet! Thank you for linking up today!!

Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl said...

I came across Its Grace and found a link to you. Love this post! I needed a little positive in my day today. Thank you!

Tiffini said...

Yes...I do " get it " ..the light thing at the Drs..:) I laughed when I read that.
Your children are beautiful! I enjoyed reading your words today. I've always loved hearing those words from my kids when they were little...I think I used to say it because I had some help:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobbi! Enjoyed reading your blogs today! The pictures are great! I always like to hear what you have to say! I really liked what you said about your hubby, I'm kinda going through the same thing, thanks for the reminder of having a good attitude! I love and miss you! Cathy