Sunday, August 2, 2009

52 Blessings--Parent Paydays


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( photo courtesty of www.knbphotography.blogspot.com )


Parent Paydays seem to come just often enough that you don't get discouraged and just seldom enough you can't take being a parent for granted.

When the kids were little the pay might have been a crackers-and-chocolate-chips note on my pillow, or a "you're an inspiration to me" comment after a ballgame, or a "you're the best mom in the whole world" with a chubby armed hug, or watching a child's faith solve a crises. This week I got a parent payday from each of our children (you know by now that always includes Ray and Grace) in their own way and I dare say I'm one of the most well-paid women in the world.

11 comments:

Donna Chapin said...

Yes, I totally agree with you about parent paydays. I love the photo!

Ande Payne said...

Glad to pay you. Hopefully it will be more often. I love you.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh no, Ande, if you paid me more often I might be a glutton. Thank you for the payday.

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

Too true, too true!
Thanx for your wonderful lesson today!! And by the way, I love you, too....does it count when you're not actually my parent?

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Jane-glad you got your payday. If it were up to me, you'd get a bonus every time! You're a great mom to your children ;)

melanie said...

I cried when you taught me about parent paydays. It's always stuck with me. No doubt one of the best gifts a mother can receive. So glad you got multiple paychecks.... you deserve them!

Jenny said...

What a great post and such a lovely photo! I would have to agree those types of paydays are the best.

Lyle and Mary: said...

You've worked hard as a mom. You deserve and will recieve lots of paydays :)

Jill said...

How wonderful that you got paid by all the kids this week! Your children seem to be wonderful people, so it's no wonder they are forthcoming with kind words, actions and wise choices. I so hope I can be the kind of mother who inspires goodness in her kids as well.

Becky said...

This post falls right in line with so much of what I have been thinking about and experiencing this week...

Love the beautiful photo!

michelle said...

Beautiful photo.

I just want to say ditto to Jill's comment. Those parent paydays make it all worth it, and I hope I am earning them well!