A little love note

Ava hand-delivered a little note to me last week. It reads:

Dear Mom, 

Thank you for all you have don for me! I am sorry for all the times I have been nauty! I could never wish for a better mother! I am also very sorry for fighting with my sister. Thank you for all ways giving me another chance all the time. If I were you I would not give my children another chance. I love you with all my heart. 

Love, Ava

I think I mentioned the last couple of weeks have been a bit challenging, but moments like this make me think we’re at least on the right track with these little beings. Certainly, a letter was not necessary nor expected, but it made my whole day. It strikes just the right balance of sincerity and blatant pandering, which I appreciate.

The girls have been in Nebraska with Grandma and Grandpa Smith all week. While we’ve very much enjoyed the quiet time this has afforded us at home, I have to say I found myself missing the ladies by Monday. I figured I’d coast through at least Thursday night. It feels strange to have my brood apart, though I know they are having a blast, and the time here is good for Bryan, me and Owen. Still, I will be glad to have them back tomorrow.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on July 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Such a thoughtful little girl!

  2. Posted by Gramma Great on July 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    How sweet!

  3. Posted by Karyl on July 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    That is just so special! Ava is such a doll!

  4. Posted by Doug Smith on July 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    What a sweet note!

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