After he arrived at work, he sent me this text: "Thanks for the yummy breakfast. :)"
I'm not going to lie. That simple text set me back on my heels a little. I mean c'mon folks. It was dry cheerios and OJ. But at that moment, I thanked God that I had a precious son who could appreciate something so basic.
I do a lot of "preaching" to my kids about being appreciative... not taking things for granted... not approaching the world as if you deserve anything. Mind you, my kids are pretty good about this. Because of various part-time jobs that I have held, they have been in unique positions to receive certain privileges. But, I always wanted them to look at that as a gift, and not anything that they deserved or were owed.
I'll be the first one to tell you that my sweet hubby and I are not perfect parents. And, though I think our kids are pretty amazing, they aren't perfect either. But... a THANK YOU for cheerios and juice on-the-run?? I don't mind telling you -- I was a more-than-a-little encouraged!!
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B.Stern