My kids and I watched a wonderful movie
The blind side!
I normally would not rent a PG-13 movie
I was nervous
but happily surprised!
An amazing movie!
The thing that struck me the most
as I was watching,
was how often my kids said
"mom you are just like her".
(her being the Sandra bullock character)
She took in this young man and gave him a home.
My kids know I believe in compassion.
Watching the movie
hearing them often exclaim,
"mom you would so do that"..
made me realize I don't just believe in compassion
I live it!
enough for my kids to see a 'compassionate person'
and think of me!
and that is IN SPITE of all the WRONG examples I set!
Goodness there are enough of those!
As moms (and I am sure dads too)
and especially as single, working (read guilty) moms
we see so much of what we do wrong!
we see the moments we are irritable,
We see the moments we forgot something
or blew something off because we were so done!
We see all the bad..
we worry about the 'legacy' we are leaving..
we worry about the time we are giving our kids,
and the impact we are having on them.
Tonight helped me see
kids see past our circumstances
and straight to the core of who we are!
They know the real us,
our flaws and our failures!
But, they watch us enough
to know our love and our sacrifice...
the legacy we leave
may not be time,
or even constant availability..
its a legacy of love
that gives even when its bled dry..
and then gives some more!
They see that..
when we think they are not looking
they are reading our hearts!