Unexpected Love Note

I woke up this morning and felt my age.  Deep breaths in and out, Barbara, and just start moving.  Yes, just start moving.

As I glanced through my many emails, I spotted one from one of my grown children. Oh no, I hope everything is ok. Opened it.

“Hiya mama, Can’t really sleep tonight, so I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know how much I love you. “

My eyes fill with grateful tears; I forget all about my weary self.  I love you too, oh child of mine.

I wipe my wet cheeks and keep reading:

“Not that an email could ever say, but I really just love you so much and am so unspeakably grateful for you.” 

Oh child of mine, you do me good this morning, you are an ointment to my soul.

“I truly thank the Lord for His kindness in giving me you as my mom.”

I remember staring at the perfection that you were as a baby in my arms, in awe of the responsibility before me, doubting my ability to raise you to be a person of integrity and passion, one who stands for truth, one who makes a difference.  I remember calling on the Lord for help more times that I could ever count.

How kind God has been to me in giving you to me and fulfilling my desire for your life!

“Thanks for loving me so, so well.”

I remember the spankings, the talks and the many hours praying for you.  I remember the sleepless nights, the endless discussions that helped shape your world view, and the laying down the law when necessary.  I remember the letting go while shaking in my boots…

“Have a great day!”


Linking up with A Wise Woman and Joy in this Journey



  1. Too precious for words!!! Knowing all three of your lovely children, I can picture it coming from any one of them. You are blessed, my dear friend. God has been very good to you. I hope you are hearing a “Well done, good and faithful servant” from your heavenly Father.


  2. A lovely post! What love we have for these precious children of ours. It is always so sweet to hear from them and especially when they express love to us. Blessings to you for a sweet post today.


  3. How precious! Nothing better for a Momma’s heart than hearing love from our babies. This post warmed my heart and gave me a smile. You’re obviously a sweet, special momma.


  4. Thank you for sharing this with us. I know how encouraging the email was to you and it is encouraging to everyone who reads this post as well. You must be a very special lady to have such a special daughter.


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