Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The best words

Why is it that the second you open the windows, your once calm, quiet children suddenly turn into loud, wailing children???

Needless to say, tonight's been long, hot, sticky, and somewhat tough. :)

And I've not been the perfect mother.

But I must say, something that I have learned is that the most wonderful words we say, second only to true "I love you's," and sometimes more important, are the words, "I'm sorry."

Sometimes it's really humbling to tell your kids you're sorry for being grumpy. I am grateful for the little whispers of the Spirit to go and talk to my daughter who was in bed. The peace and serenity that returns to our home when we all start to say we're sorry to each other is unmatched. I am so grateful for Matt, who has been our family teacher on communication and admitting our errors and trying to correct them.


kannie said...

Oh, Ann... we all have those days! (You know that we had one just last night... open window & everything ;-)

But "sorry"s are very important... they heal us, as well as the ones we're talking to. :-) Hope you have a wonderful, peaceful sleep tonight. Love you!!!

chantilita said...

You're so much better than you give yourself credit for!!! I love you!!! :)

~*Liz*~ said...

You seem like a wonderful mom to me, Ann :-) Keep it up, you're such an inspiration to me. I hope I'm as good a mom as you are :-)

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

I say that to Dan all the time- "I'm sorry I was grumpy pants today. Tomorrow I'll be better..." It became pretty routine during my pregnancy :)

matt said...

That's right! I do make most the mistakes and have to say "I'm sorry" more often than you gals! :o)

Love you Ann!

Ann said...

LOL...yeah right, Matt. :) You know what I meant. :)