Words do it for me!


It’s Friday again!  Five minutes of writing, and I’m done.

Today, everyone over at The Gypsy Mama is writing a post about what makes each of us, personally, feel loved.

I feel the most loved when…

My husband tells me he loves me.  When he tells me I’m doing a great job, and I’m a great mom.

It’s hard taking care of four kids.  And being pregnant.  And homeschooling the oldest while I try to get the two-year old to entertain herself.  And keep the boys from fighting.  And keeping up with the laundry, and the dishes, and the clutter.  And the dust and dirt.  And cooking healthy and delicious food for six people.  Every day.

Not undesirable, all of this, just hard.  It’s easy to get discouraged, and overwhelmed, and feeling like I’m not good enough.  Like I’m not doing a good job raising my kids, and how are they ever going to be responsible, hard-working, smart, caring adults?

And then Dee pulls me out of my funk and says, “Babe, you’re an AWESOME mom.  You’re doing a good job.  The kids are happy, and you love them.  I love you, and I think you’re amazing.”

And the world is right again.  I feel loved!  Even though I knew it all along, it’s easy to forget.  And it’s so nice of my man to remind me again, and again, and again, that I AM loved.


About patchofheaven

"Mom" sums it up quite well! I cook, I clean, I homeschool, and yes, I do still ride a tricycle. I love to read books to my kids, and every once in a while I manage to read a book "all by my big self." I journal about my life, here at patchofheaven; hoping to remember, grow, love more, and entertain my mom and other readers!

7 responses »

  1. What a wonderful post! You, young people, have found the secret to life, how awesome!
    Thanks for asking about me, we are fine, a little scary there while we anticipated the tsunami. Our islands received about 20 mil in damage, but thank God, no lives.
    I feel LOVED by all of my virtual friends who asked about my well being!
    Also, I want to encourage you regarding homeschooling. I did this with my two youngest, and muddled my way through, and if I had to do it all over again…I WOULD! Remember not to be hard on yourself, they say that on the average in the classroom environment a child receives about 3 minutes of undivided attention from their teacher a day. So how could you possibly go wrong!
    Blessings on you! Connie

    • Thank you for being so encouraging! It means a lot that you took the time to speak these kind words to me. Glad you’re safe!

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