Our girls had been particularly trying on our patience and nerves then, so we hopped in her car and went out to lunch to blow off some steam and bounce ideas off each other on how best to handle them. It was a lovely few hours! As she pulled into my driveway I started to gather my things. She then turned to me and simply said- I Appreciate You.
I kind of sat there a little dumbfounded for a minute. That's not something I hear often, if at all. Sure, I hear I Love You all the time from family and friends. Don't get me wrong, I never tire of hearing that. But it made me think, how often do we tell others we Appreciate them? I know I am guilty of not saying that to others. We often overlook all of the little things others do for us. Their routines become expected, and those little things taken for granted. Mom's, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about!
Those 3 words filled my heart with joy! It was so beautiful to hear, I have made a vow that I am going to let those in my life know that not only do I love them, I appreciate them too :)