Monday, February 1, 2016

Lost & Found - Valentine's Edition

Today's Lost & Found Blogfest - Valentine's Edition is hosted by Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out,
Guilie Castilol-Oriard at A Quiet Laughter , Elizabeth Seckman, Yolanda Renee, Denise Covey,
and Alex J. Cavanaugh.  My post is about discovering new things about love in my own life.

The Demons turned Angels

Valentines Day for me represents a time for celebration for I was gifted with my daughter almost nine years ago and found that love brought a whole new meaning to me.  She was born on February 2nd and has been making her mark ever since.  When I became a parent over a decade ago, I wasn't prepared for what parenting would bring me.  Who is though?  It's been a wonderful ride, however, filled with situations that I'd never dreamed of.  Lately, I've witnessed both my son and daughter exhibiting small acts of kindness towards each other.  I wasn't prepared for this because they are at the age where they fight like demons too--just like any siblings really.  Still, every now and then...they surprise me.  For example, my son has now started opening the door for my daughter, being courteous.  What?  That was nice.  Score one for my buddy.  Or the other day, I heard my daughter mothering my son.  "You look like you have to go the bathroom.  Do you?  Go to the bathroom.  I'll pause the movie so you can go."  It was a simple comment I overheard--one which I couldn't stop laughing silently in the other room.  She no doubt heard me say that to my son.  What I found with these small gestures was they love and care for each!  What?  My brain may explode any minute with that realization seriously.  Hey, I know they care about each other, but witnessing their kindness was a entirely different experience of love.  Remember, this doesn't happen sometimes among siblings.  I felt blessed to have even the smallest sign of that.

Lost Dog Runs a Half Marathon

This story is another lost and found love story that went viral last week.  If you haven't had a chance to watch this news click, please do.  Apparently this dog went outside to do her business and then ran off to join a half marathon.  Too funny, huh?  Talk about being lost and found...

Hope you have a great week!

 Mina Burrows


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've raised your kids well!
Funny story about the dog.

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! I hear things like that every now and then from my kids, and it totally warms my heart. Here's to happy moments!

Guilie Castillo said...

What a lovely take on the "love" angle... Indeed, being related doesn't automatically mean you'll care for each other, so this is definitely something to celebrate—kudos to you as a parent! No doubt you've taught by example... Kids absorb all sorts of stuff we don't even realize they're perceiving.

Aw, the hound dog... I saw that story on Facebook earlier this week. Love dogs. LOVE dogs :)

Thanks for being a part of the Lost & Found hop!
Guilie @ Life In Dogs

Yolanda Renée said...

My sons were constantly fighting. Now they are the best of friends. I love it!
You are doing well by them, and it shows! Kudos, you deserve it!

mshatch said...

I have a niece and nephew who are always looking out for each other. It's pretty sweet.

Michelle Wallace said...

Sibling kindness is a beautiful thing to witness - especially between youngsters.
They've been taught well.
Congrats to you, mom!
Writer In Transit

Michele at Angels Bark said...

Your kids are giving you glimpses into the kind of young adults they are soon to become. How sweet!
Loved the hound-dog half-marathon story too. That was funny! Quite impressive...
Love that they named the race the Hounddog Half Marathon from here on out...

Michele at Angels Bark

Elizabeth Seckman said...

My boys are close and that means the world to me.

That dog is awesome.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Seeing our children show acts of love and kindness towards each other can melt any mother's heart. Know what's an even better feeling? When they're grown with children of their own, and you realize they're the kind of people you sincerely enjoy spending time with, that you'd love them even if they weren't your children. From what you've written, you're gonna know that feeling someday. :)

Arlee Bird said...

Raising kids is an amazing experience for anyone who give it an honest effort. My daughters are all adults now and raising their own kids. It's so cool being a part of generational cycles where the families stay tight and loving.

Enjoy those kids of yours. They grow up so quickly as our own time keeps flying by.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out