A few weeks ago we had a lovely
visit from Jay's mom, Judy.
She took time off work,
time away from other family, and a long time driving in the car to get to us.
She's so good with the kids... and they adore her . She was so gracious to treat Jay & I to dinner by ourselves, at a restaurant of our choice. Judy probably doesn't know this, but the most special part of the visit for me was when she was about to get in her car to go home and she called out "You've got great kids. You're doing a great job." You're doing a great job. Hearing that meant so much to me. Sometimes as a mother, you just need an 'atta girl' once in a while, just so you know you're not completely messing up your kids as you fumble around motherhood. Judy is very respectful and supportive of my parenting, for which I'm so grateful. And although she's never said a word against me, I can't imagine she always agrees with my choices. That's why that comment was so special to me. It was generous and it was validating and it lifted me up. Thank you, Judy! X's and O's to you.