Thursday, May 6, 2010

Here's Another Reason Why I Love Facebook

Sandy Walton Nelson is a former student of mine I've kept in touch with on Facebook.  If not for FB, I'd be clueless as to where she even is I'd bet, and wouldn't that be a loss?

She is, incidentally, a little farmer girl with a family in Wyoming who is hilarious.    
She used to come in and talk to me on occasion at LDS Business College and I'd love talking to her.  And I now love hearing about her and her adventures online.  She's a treasure.  She has wild adventures with chickens and children.  She also blogs.

Breathtaking   Monday at 10:39pm
"Life isn't about how many breaths you's about how many moments take your breath away." Anonymous

Today I had a moment like this. The kids were running around and every now and then, one of them would run up and say, "I love you, mommy" and then run away to do something else. After each time this happened, Celeste would come over and go "mmmmmah" and say her little renditon of "I love you"! She loves giving kisses, and today wasn't any different. Each time the kids would run by, Tyler, who was sitting on the other side of the room playing by himself quietly, would look over and grin, and then go back to playing. One particular time, Terra was the one who came and told me she loved me, gave me a hug and then ran out of the room, little sister in tow. So, Tyler took this opportunity to come over, crawl onto my lap, give me a great big hug, and say, "I wub oo, Mom!" And then he nestled right back down in my lap until he decided he was done being held, and then he ran out of the room to go play too. Most parents wouldn't bat an eye at this simple phrase. I, however, was moved to sobbing tears immediately. This is the first time in his LIFE that he has said those words to me. He's 3 years old and he's just now beginning to say them. I cry still thinking about it. The joy that I feel at this moment makes all those trials, dealing with therapy sessions gone wrong and just plain wanting to give up on it altogether, WELL worth while. I told his Pre-School teacher, Miss Kirsten, about it and she cried with me. This is such a huge step for him and it just shows all the progress he's been making. I can't wait to hear what else this little guy has to say. I have a feeling he's got a lot bottled up in there and just can't wait to spill it all out!

So, tonight as I lay here in bed, getting ready for sleep to take me, I am basking in the feeling of being a mom...but not just any mom, I'm Tyler's mom - the proudest mom out there!


Sandi said...

Aw, Thanks, my dear, sweet Linda!!! I miss you terribly and often times long for those days where I could just walk into your office and have a nice long chat about nothing in particular! I love you my dear and thoroughly enjoy reading your blog! Keep it up!

Lindsey said...

I'm glad you love Sandi and her sweet blog, but I have to say that I am deeply offended that I am not your number one reason for loving facebook. I mean, what a blessing for you to be able to keep up with my life in such a technologically advanced way.

Sandi said...

LOL, You make me laugh! But I didn't read in there that I was her number ONE reason, but I'll gladly take that title!