The best words

Why is it that the second you open the windows, your once calm, quiet children suddenly turn into loud, wailing children???

Needless to say, tonight’s been long, hot, sticky, and somewhat tough. :)

And I’ve not been the perfect mother.

But I must say, something that I have learned is that the most wonderful words we say, second only to true “I love you’s,” and sometimes more important, are the words, “I’m sorry.”

Sometimes it’s really humbling to tell your kids you’re sorry for being grumpy. I am grateful for the little whispers of the Spirit to go and talk to my daughter who was in bed. The peace and serenity that returns to our home when we all start to say we’re sorry to each other is unmatched. I am so grateful for Matt, who has been our family teacher on communication and admitting our errors and trying to correct them.

12 Responses

  1. kannie

    Oh, Ann… we all have those days! (You know that we had one just last night… open window & everything ;-)But "sorry"s are very important… they heal us, as well as the ones we're talking to. :-) Hope you have a wonderful, peaceful sleep tonight. Love you!!!

    September 4, 2008 at 5:33 am

  2. kannie

    Oh, Ann… we all have those days! (You know that we had one just last night… open window & everything ;-)But "sorry"s are very important… they heal us, as well as the ones we're talking to. :-) Hope you have a wonderful, peaceful sleep tonight. Love you!!!

    September 4, 2008 at 5:33 am

  3. chantilita

    You’re so much better than you give yourself credit for!!! I love you!!! :)

    September 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm

  4. chantilita

    You’re so much better than you give yourself credit for!!! I love you!!! :)

    September 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm

  5. ~*Liz*~

    You seem like a wonderful mom to me, Ann :-) Keep it up, you’re such an inspiration to me. I hope I’m as good a mom as you are :-)

    September 4, 2008 at 9:01 pm

  6. ~*Liz*~

    You seem like a wonderful mom to me, Ann :-) Keep it up, you’re such an inspiration to me. I hope I’m as good a mom as you are :-)

    September 4, 2008 at 9:01 pm

  7. Tara and Dan Stewart

    I say that to Dan all the time- “I’m sorry I was grumpy pants today. Tomorrow I’ll be better…” It became pretty routine during my pregnancy :)

    September 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm

  8. Tara and Dan Stewart

    I say that to Dan all the time- “I’m sorry I was grumpy pants today. Tomorrow I’ll be better…” It became pretty routine during my pregnancy :)

    September 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm

  9. matt

    That’s right! I do make most the mistakes and have to say “I’m sorry” more often than you gals! :o)Love you Ann!

    September 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

  10. matt

    That’s right! I do make most the mistakes and have to say “I’m sorry” more often than you gals! :o)Love you Ann!

    September 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

  11. Ann

    LOL…yeah right, Matt. :) You know what I meant. :)

    September 5, 2008 at 4:06 am

  12. Ann

    LOL…yeah right, Matt. :) You know what I meant. :)

    September 5, 2008 at 4:06 am

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