Wednesday, February 2, 2011

She Serves

We had an interview that day. It was an interview to put my daughter back in a private school.

I expected some basic questions.

First they took my daughter in to talk to her alone and then they took my husband and I back to talk to us.

We were told that our daughter had been asked about her relationship with us, as her parents. A million things flew through my mind. I felt like we had a good relationship, but still, didn’t know what she possibly would have said. You just never know with kids because they are so great at constantly keeping you humble.

The Vice Principal looked at me first and said, “Do you know what she said about her mom?” I got butterflies in my stomach. Again, a million thoughts raced through my mind. She could have said I spend a lot of time on the computer. I write for moms. She could have said any number of things. I know she loves me. But she didn’t say anything that I might fear or dread. She didn’t say simply that she loved me.

Do you know what my daughter told this gentleman? She told him, “My mom serves. She serves me and does things for me.”

Let me tell you, that I never expected that. There are so many days when I feel like I put other trivial things in front of my children. I feel like I should have spent more time with them or done more for them. I do try to give my all for them but never expected to hear nmy daughter express her view of me in quite that way. To hear that my daughter sees a servant’s heart in me – not just towards others, but towards her; truly humbled and touched me.

My kids are my priority. Sometimes I let other things distract me. They can occupy too much of my time. But it all comes back to “faith” and “family” for me. They are my priority.

Somewhere along the way, I must be getting a little bit right. I must be getting the point across to my daughter that I’m there for her and that I’m on her side.

”She serves.”

Not what I expected to hear. Yes, I give my whole heart – but I don’t always think it comes across.

I guess it does.


Vicky @ Pearl District said...

Wow! I just came across your blog and I gotta say, I'm in love! Every post is such an inspiration! This post is so amazing! Wow! I bet you are an amazing mother for her to say that! I pray that I too, can be worthy of those words. God bless you and your beautiful family.


Dionna said...

Vicky -
Thank you for taking a moment to encourage me! Your words meant a lot. :)

I don't think my kids would always agree that I'm an amazing mother - but that's sweet of you to say. I hope you'll keep coming back!!

~ Dionna