I woke up this morning to three sick kids in the house. Kelsey and Cassady, both, were running low grade temperatures with some nausea. Caleb, on the other hand, had a temperature of 104 and spent most of the day running back and forth to the bathroom. Bless his heart, he was one sick puppy.
For the better part of the day, all four of us just sat around in out P.J.’s and watched movies. It was an all around lazy day.
At about two o clock I started to think about what I wanted to cook for supper. I quickly realized that I was gonna have to go to the store. Now remember, we are all in our p.j.’s…….that means I was too! I was lookin’ pretty rough. My hair was going every which-a-way……no make-up………and I was wearing a pair of over sized flannel pants. Yuck! I made my way to the bathroom so I could knock some of the ugly off and cover the rest of it up with make-up. After I washed and dried my hair I stood there for a minute, looking at myself in the mirror. I didn’t like what I saw! I didn’t like the circles under my eyes, the big pores, the wrinkles and most of all……I REALLY didn’t like the HUGE scar on the end if my nose!!! (from a skin cancer surgery)
Anyway, I was really beating myself up (just one of those days). As I stood there, looking in the mirror, I said to myself, “you’re so beautiful!” Now, I said this, trying to encourage myself, as a little pick me up……sort of trying to get me out of this slump I was in. I said it to myself, quietly, without ever opening my mouth. It didn’t really work.
Here comes the good part!
As soon as my thought was over, I opened my bathroom door that leads to my bedroom, where I found Caleb, my sick boy, lying on my bed. Before I could even get the door open good he said, so matter of fact, “you’re so beautiful!”
I couldn’t believe my ears!
I started to laugh and plopped down on the bed beside him. He said, “why are you laughing mom?” I said, “because I was just looking in the mirror thinking about how bad I looked, and now you tell me you think I’m beautiful!” He just sort of laid there looking at me with his weak, little, sick eyes. Then I asked, ” why did you tell me I am beautiful…….. right now? Then he said the most precious thing ever! He said, “I just wanted to see you smile.”
Wow! Out of the mouths of babes!
It worked! The rest of the day, if I didn’t have a smile on my face….I had one in my heart! 🙂 Thanks buddy, I needed that!