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