the not so ugly ducklings

Welcome to my Mommy Matters Monday link-up. I have two rules (and they are really easy to follow). 1. Your blog post must be mom related (which, if you are a mom could be just about anything!). 2. Try to visit others. We all love having people visit our blogs. If your a dad, join the fun too (I would have named the link up Parent Matters Monday, but it just doesn’t have the same ring does it?). The link-up will stay open from Monday until Friday, so you have all week to join up.

I got this lovely email this morning with a verse. I knew I just had to share it with you along with a couple of pictures from our weekend.

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T LOOKING

A message every adult should read because children 
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. 

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you hang my 
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately 
wanted to paint another one. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a 
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind 
to animals. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little 
things can be the special things in life. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a 
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always 
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
 

        When you though I wasn’t looking,  I saw you helping

        Grandma with her garden, and I learned that our

   family is family forever.


When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make a 
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I 
learned that we all have to help take care of each other. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you take care 
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have 
to take care of what we are given. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw how you 
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t 
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be 
responsible when I grow up. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come 
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things 
hurt, but it’s all right to cry. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw that you 
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I learned most of 
life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and 
productive person when I grow up. 
 
When you thought I wasn’t looking I looked at you and 
wanted to say,’ Thanks for all the things I saw when 
you thought I wasn’t looking.’ 

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom