Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Ahhh, appreciation...

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
You're appreciated too
We have been in Charlotte for the last couple of days tagging along on a business trip with Ryan. The boys' schedules have been way out of whack, and they have had to put up with alot of strangers and strange places. They spent 4 hours in a car yesterday, then got a short night's sleep. We went swimming in the hotel pool and they took a quick morning nap. We met Ryan and his coworkers for lunch at Olive Garden, and then proceeded to spend 2 hours at the mall, where we chased the boys all over kingdom come with Sam spending more time wiping out and face planting than we spent shopping. But after finally reaching the peak of our frustration and scooping up the boys to rush them out to the car, Jackson decided to be the cutest toddler of all time. We put them in their car seats and pulled out of the mall parking lot. As we sighed and moaned and I complained about my pregnancy back and footaches from spending the day with the kids, we heard a sweet voice from the back seat.
"Thank you, Mom. Thank you, Dad"
Sweet, simple, unanticipated and unexpected, yet making every minute of our exhausting day worthwhile. It's so fulfilling to be appreciated. Finally.

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