Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sometimes it is just the small things . . .

My daughter told me of a conversation she had with a friend who recently lost her mother to cancer. The friend said, "You just don't realize how many times during the day you want to call your mom."

That broke my heart.

I can understand a little how many times she might want to call her mother. I have three daughters away from home, and they all call regularly--as in daily, or sometimes even several times a day.

They call as they walk between classes. They call after class to let me know what they learned. They call after a test to share their success or failure.

They call to tell me about their job, their stress, and what the baby is doing. They call to tell me about their new crush--because they know I want to hear all the details about that.



They call to see how I am doing. They ask how seminary went and about my plans for the weekend.


We talk a lot.
I love their calls. I love hearing their voices on the phone and learning about their day. And never again will I take their calls for granted.
Sometimes it is just the simple little things that mean the most.

16 comments:

the Eggett's said...

awhhh . . . what a sweet post. What a great reminder not to take these things for granted. I call my mom at least every day to ask her how to do things or make things or what she thinks of this or that. I know I would be LOST without her, and I do take her for granted too often!

Beautiful pictures of your daughters!

Lisa said...

Very sweet. I love talking with my daughters too. Great pictures. They look like they're good friends.

MissKris said...

You know... lately at BYU all the guys seem to be interested in how often a girl talks to her family because they think it's bad to talk too much. But I don't care what they think or have to say about it.

I'm glad I get to talk to you every day! :)

Joy For Your Journey said...

Kristen--I am glad that every time you call the phone breaks into song and the little computer voice announces it is "Kristen the best". It makes me laugh every time.

Dave and Camille said...

That was sweet! I miss being able to talk to you as much!

Small House said...

Love this post! My daughter is leaving for College next year. Glad to hear that she'll still call and chat.

Suzanne said...

That was a beautiful post! I loved to read about your relationship with your daughters! How blessed you all are for your closeness! And beautiful pictures too! May your lives be rich with girl moments and many phone calls! Have a wonderful day! -Suzanne

Momza said...

A perfect reminder of what's really important...thank you!

Rebecca Irvine said...

I hope my daughters will want to call me like yours do. Thanks for a sweet post that brought a tear to my eye.

Jenny-Jenny said...

Makes me want to go and call my Mom!

Be Thou Humble said...

Brittany loves to talk to me now so I hope it will continue when she leaves. Of course, she also loves the phone so maybe that will work in my favor when she's gone.

kwag said...

i would just like to clarify that the one that calls to give updates about the baby is not the same one that calls to inform about the new crush...haha

Just ME the MOM said...

What beautiful girls - love the light in their faces, in their eyes . . .

It was worth the work to upload :) So glad you finally got it.

Kristin

Marsha said...

You have a beautiful blog and a beautiful family. I have 4 daughters and a son and one grandson.

DianeSS said...

For almost eighteen months my "chats" to my daughter have been through once a week P-day emails, and of course the Mother's Day and Christmas phonecalls. I'm so looking forward to having her back in three weeks, but I have loved all the shared blessings fo her missionary service.

P.S. I also teach seminary (early morning)!

Jeanette said...

That breaks my heart too.
Wow! I hope I can be as close to my kids when they are older as you are to yours. Wonderful.