Make a Mama Proud

I was attempting to make Easter outfits for the children.
I got pants done for the boys.
I got a dress done for Alden.
But as I was making Lydia’s dress, something seemed not quite right.

I finished it up and tried it on her.
Well, I tried to try it on her.
Too tight.  Way too tight.

So I took the bodice back off and decided to just turn hers into a skirt.
Even that wasn’t without trouble.

And as I got her to put it on and then back off…
…on and back off…
…on and back off…
I got frustrated.

I’d followed all the directions.
I’d made the same exact dress for Alden and it turned out just fine.
I tugged at it and pulled at it and started to tear up.
(Ugh…postpartum hormones, please settle down quickly!)

And she looked me in the eye and gently said,
“Well, it might not be perfect, but you did the best you could.
And it looks beautiful to me.”

She’s going to be a great mom one day!
(She’s a pretty great kid now!)

9 Responses to Make a Mama Proud
  1. Liz Sanders
    March 2, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    awwwwwwww that’s so sweet!

  2. Jennifer
    March 2, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    So much for trying not to tear up!! That is so beautiful!

  3. Lauren
    March 2, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    She is such a sweet girl. I miss seeing her all the time.

  4. Monica
    March 2, 2011 | 11:14 pm

    what a precious child!

  5. Grandma
    March 2, 2011 | 11:53 pm

    She is a sweetie!

  6. Momma Lioness Michele
    March 3, 2011 | 1:50 am

    Maybe it’s MY postpartum hormones, but this made me teary-eyed – what a thoughtful and kind girl you are raising! And making their clothes, with a newborn too, is very ambitious – don’t be too hard on yourself. xoxo

  7. domestic extraordinaire
    March 3, 2011 | 11:21 am

    she is such a sweet girl-just like her momma.

  8. Gramama
    March 3, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    She is a precious little girl, just like her Mama. I love you both!!

  9. punkinmama
    March 4, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, that is the most precious thing I’ve ever heard! Such a sweet, sweet girl! You’ve obviously taught her well!