Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Mom's Cry

You know those moments, when your heart just swells and feels it is too large for your chest? The turning moment when this feeling turns into tears? Tears of joy and happiness? Well, I just had one of those moments when Kara returned from school today. She bounced off the bus, glowing from ear to ear. I knew she had a surprise for me... I could tell by the look on her face. She had asked to take pictures of her room to school a couple of weeks ago and I knew that she had been working with her primary literacy support teacher to put them into a book. She wanted to wait until my birthday to give it to me, but decided that she didn't want to wait that long. I know that her teacher helped her spell every word, as Kara cannot yet spell in English, but the thoughts are hers. It is such a nice, spiral-bound, laminated book. And I am so very proud of her and happy to know that my black, purple and blue-loving girl is happy in her pink room.

Kara book1


Kara book2


Kara book3


Kara book4


This was the turning point for me. I flipped this page and the tears started to flow.

Kara book5

OK, so I'm crying again just posting this.

Please tell me, when was your last good "mom cry"?

To view better pics of her room, click here.

32 comments:

Sharon said...

That is a fantastic post! So sweet. You have an amazing talent, LOVE her room!! I'm going now to look at it better...

Stefanie said...

That is so. incredibly. sweet.
Of COURSE you cried!! Just reading about it makes me wanna cry!
Love to hear how amazingly well she is adjusting to her new home :)

Courtney said...

This is a beautiful post. I am so happy that she is adjusting well.

Rachel said...

So sweet! I am so happy that she is adjusting so well and seems so happy!

Lindy said...

Isn't it wonderful that after all the work you put into her room, that she really loves it!

Party of Seven said...

Thanks for the watery eyes, that was the sweetest post!! So special!!

LaLa said...

Awwwww...so sweet!! I remember you working on it when you were waiting to travel. You are certainly one blessed Mommy : )

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! I would have been crying too! What a sweet girl! You did a fabulous job on her room. It's absolutely perfect in every way. I love the colors and flowers too!

Sarah said...

"My mom helps me remember China." I'm all choked up. That line brought out the big tears tonight.

Ashley said...

Oh how sweet and what a tear jerker it must have been:)

Julie said...

Oh, my! I am crying, too. What a tribute to your relationship with each other.

Amie@WildOlive said...

michelle!!!!!!
girl... don't you know I'm fragile enough to begin with?? I guess you did warn me with he title.

My heart is just rejoicing with you! This just made me smile BIG.. I mean so HUGE my face hurts. and that was after my BIG UGLY! I mean, really! Is there anything sweeter? This just ROCKS! I mean truly truly ROCKS!

this just made my day!Thanks for sharing the smile! snd a "few" tears, ahem.

love you~
A

Missy said...

What an angel that Miss Kara is! God orchestrated the perfect plan. Isn't it wonderful to know that she appreciates your love for China and how you want it to be an integral part of her life?
Blessed, you are!

Jeanne-ming said...

i am crying too! Powerful stuff.

Steffie B. said...

Oh Michelle.....I am so happy.....happy for all of you!

Hugs,
Steffie

Felicia said...

Sweet Kara...she has adjusted so well. You can just feel the love flowing in your home!

Denise said...

Well, I am crying right now! What a blessing~

Jboo said...

Oh my -- that is so sweet! Crying at work here! What an incredible girl and what an incredible mom you are!

Janet

a Tonggu Momma said...

Now that was a moment. My eyes watered a bit, too. It's been wonderful to watch y'alls journey through this transition time.

Gail said...

Well this one made me teary too...you are so incredibly blessed Michelle! I know you know that. What an amazing girl she is!

xo

Desiree' said...

Wow, how sweet. Had my last good mom cry yesterday...
trying to figure out ways to get our daughter home...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This is so, so sweet!! I am so happy that she is adjusting so well. You can see just how happy she is in her pictures......and now we can see it in her work. I know this is something that you will cherish always!!

I know I told you this before, but I LOVE HER ROOM!! You did such a fantastic job with all the details.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Lisa

Terry said...

Awww, what an amazing and thoughtful daughter! I remember the post when you decorated her room, you are so creative. She shows her love for you and, that is the best tug on the heart strings ever. Don't you just wanna hug her? :-) Also shows what an amazing Mom you are too!

Jewels of My Heart said...

So beautiful.... her room, her joy, her book and her Mom who loves her so much...

Marla said...

What a great post! My last tear up was about a week ago when Dalton unexpectly held my hand, ahhhh...

SoyJoyChina said...

Just beautiful!
My last big cry was Tuesday when Tessa sang "Do-re-mi-fa" louder than all the other kids and remembered all the key changes so quickly and looked to Mama to see if I was paying attention. I am sooooo proud of my sweet little girl!
Michelle your blog is gorgeous and your girls are too beautiful!
Sandra
www.soyjoychina.blogspot.com

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What a beautiful and meaningful book!! Your family and hers are so lucky to have each other!

Joe and Jane said...

How bright is she that she realized and appreciated that you were trying to help her remember China! What a completely special girl.

mommy24treasures said...

that is so sweet...

Norah said...

That made me cry too! So sweet. Hold onto that forever!

Robin said...

That is SO sweet!! What a beautiful book. You will cherish that for ever!!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Hi Michelle~

I'm finally blowing off some of my to-do list to look at your blog. I'm really, really holding back the tears after this post. I am so happy that Kara is displaying her love and thanks to you in such a thoughtful manner. I know it must warm your SWEET heart so much. I love how intentional you are with your parenting.

Thank you for sharing.

Love~
Lisa