Moments Like These

There are moments in my life that simultaneously fill my heart with so much joy I fear it might explode, and shatter it into a million tiny pieces all at the same time. I had one of these moments on Saturday.

Matt was at work, I loaded all three kids, the stroller, water bottles and soccer stuff into the car, strapped kids in, put on my sunglasses and started the drive to soccer. We’re driving along when suddenly Olivia’s voice pops up in the back seat…

Olivia: Momma? Your da best Mommy in da whole world!
Me: Awww, honey, thank you. That means a lot to me.
Olivia: Momma? You know what I be I grow up?
Me: What honey? What are you going to be when you grow up?
Olivia: A great Mommy, just like you.

If only, Baby Girl, if only.


16 responses to “Moments Like These

  1. Oh, my heart.

  2. She is so incredibly amazing. Hugs to you both.

  3. what a beautiful soul she has! there’s nothing in the world quite like your children loving you 🙂 moments like that make it alllllllll worth it.

  4. if only….like you said 😉

  5. Ohh… The sweetness that is contained in that sentence.

  6. That is too cute! Brings tears to my eyes. Like you said, “If only…”

  7. Awe, that would make my heart melt too! What a great thing to hear!

  8. Our kids have the uncanning ability to melt and shatter our hearts all in a split second. It’s hard to fathom just how difficult that moment was for you and I’m sure trying to hold it together for her sake wasn’t easy either.


  9. One of the first questions I asked our pediatrician when we got Olivia’s diagnosis was whether she’d pass 5p- on to them. The doctor replied that if Olivia’s capable of caring for a child, she has a 50/50 chance of passing it on.

    I get your ‘if only.’

  10. Ha! And it was in Friday’s post that you wondered about if she would ever talk (at 3!) A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!!!! And what wonderful words to speak, regardless of what her future holds!

  11. That brought tears to my eyes. Truly. So beautiful! So precious!

  12. So bittersweet. She obviously has a great role model, that’s for sure.

  13. Oh man, was that touching.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful source of support. I am so grateful.

  14. Bless her sweet little heart. I bet Olivia will be a wonderful auntie someday.

  15. This brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely a great moment for both daughter and mom.

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