02 June 2006

"I Love You"

Today was the last day of a difficult week. Gracie had been unusually fussy and more difficult to manage. I had an average of 5 hours of sleep each night -- not the best thing when you work with little kids. The Lord was truly miraculous to provide me with extra patience (I needed every ounce of it) with the girls. Today I was at the point where I am so exhausted, I stop feeling exhausted and operate by auto-pilot. I was just wearing thin.

In the afternoon, Gracie goes down for a nap and Taylor does "room time" (watching a movie in her room) -- this gives me a couple hours of quiet time to read my Bible and drink a cup of tea. Occasionally, Taylor will come out of her room to talk to me or climb in my lap. Today, she came out of her room and stated, "I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I will very miss you much when you leave." That brought tears to my eyes.

"I love you too, Taylor. Did you know that?"

"Yeah." She snuggled under my arm. That just made my day -- actually, that made my week -- just to hear "I love you" from a four-year-old girl. You never know how much you affect people. Taylor knew I loved her without me saying a word.

I don't often say "I love you" to people, but having someone say it to me really meant a lot. It's not everything, because I put a higher value on actions that say "I love you" rather than the words themselves, but those three little words really made a difference today.

16 Comments:

At 03 June, 2006 05:04, Blogger Consecrated said...

I love you Carey. How does that feel coming from a 50 year old?

 
At 03 June, 2006 05:07, Blogger Palm boy said...

LOL @ consecrated.

And I suppose thats one of the reasons married couples have more then one child.

 
At 03 June, 2006 05:11, Blogger Consecrated said...

Ever wondered why there are so any September- born babies?

 
At 03 June, 2006 05:33, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

That's really sweet, Carey!

Consecrated, it gets cold during winter ;).

 
At 03 June, 2006 07:19, Blogger Redeemed said...

lol consecrated and angie...

Carey, maybe cuz it's early in the morning for me (Saturday morning) but that brought tears to my eyes also. Children are special, and very smart. They know who likes them and who don't. Actions do speak louder than words!

Glory to God! That is rewarding to have Taylor tell you those precious words.

P.S. I LOVE YOU CAREY!!!!!

 
At 03 June, 2006 08:08, Blogger Carey said...

Awww... thanks Leila! *hugs* I love you too! I need to say that more
often.

Robert... I wasn't talking about that "I love you."

Leila and Angie! *gasp*

Sarah, that was very rewarding. Hugs and smiles go a long way for me! And I love you too!

Now I feel like holding hands with everyone and singing kumbaya. LOL

 
At 03 June, 2006 11:38, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

Everybody grab a lighter or a candle! We're singing Kumbaya with Carey!

 
At 03 June, 2006 12:57, Blogger Consecrated said...

Can you come up with something else Angie?
I have something against lighting candles. You cannot read The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop and not see through a lot of things.

After all Carey is not an idol.

 
At 03 June, 2006 14:29, Blogger Carey said...

*rolling on the floor laughing* Too funny... *cracks up*

 
At 03 June, 2006 15:56, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

Leila, she won't be in the center, and it's just a stereotypical cheesey moment to sing Kumbaya with small flames of some sort...

My church back in California has a tradition of singing Silent Night to close out the Christmas Eve service. They turn out the lights and everyone has a candle lit. It's really an awesome experience.

Candles were a major source of light at night for years. The Catholics did not invent them. ;)

If Carey entered American Idol and won could we then light candles for her?

 
At 03 June, 2006 18:23, Blogger Consecrated said...

Carey,
I like to make you laugh, and you always get my sense of humour.

Angie,
I'd love to hear what Simon Cowell will say to Carey if she goes on stage. I could be wrong but I can hear him say "ghastly" or "absolutely horrifying".

 
At 04 June, 2006 09:18, Blogger Carey said...

Hahahaha... I'd shoot back and say, "All right, you sing it then. Show me how it's done." Or make fun of him making fun of me. It could be quite entertaining.

Confession: I have never seen an episode of American Idol. When it first came on TV, I didn't watch it just because of the name -- idol.

 
At 04 June, 2006 14:12, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

Carey, I have only seen one episode, and it was only because I was visiting friends who were watching it. We were also trying to play Rook and the stupid TV kept distracting the other players. Grrrr...

 
At 04 June, 2006 19:06, Blogger Consecrated said...

I too was and continue to be offended by the word "idol". There are so many idols of sorts around us.

 
At 04 June, 2006 19:21, Blogger Carey said...

Yes. Sad, but true. Besides, the people that come off that show have got to be the most annoying "musicians" I've ver seen or heard. Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, and Bo Bice all make me want to vomit.

 
At 04 June, 2006 19:22, Blogger Carey said...

*ever

 

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