Thursday, February 9, 2012

Best Day Ever!

Last night, as I was tucking my daughter in to bed, she said, "Mom... I want tomorrow to be the best day ever!"  I smiled and assured her that every new day God gives us is the best day of our lives.  With that, she closed her eyes, smiled, and turned over in the covers.

This morning, she woke up a little early.  She scampered to the bathroom, then came to the stairs to stretch.  Her hair was crazy curly, and she was wearing her favorite candy-striped PJ's... and a big grin.  I asked, "What kind of cereal do you want?"  She replied, "Oh, not cereal today Mom!  Cinnamon-sugar toast and tea for me!"  I started the toast, then got out all the tea, so she could pick out which flavor she wanted.

Of course, while making her decision, she had to stack all the boxes ~ blackberry, orange spice, vanilla and caramel, peach...  After much deliberation, and my threat of fixing plain old tea, she selected peach.

As her tea was brewing, I helped her brother pick out what kind of tea he wanted... because, naturally, he wanted what his sister was having.  The toast finished, and I spread it with butter, then sprinkled it with sugar & cinnamon.  In that order.  I placed it in front of my daughter, turned around and sugared her tea.  As soon as I turned back around, I realized my mistake!

Now, my daughter is particular when it comes to her cinnamon sugar toast.  The cinnamon goes on first, then the sugar... and she can tell if you don't do it that way!  She was giving me a look of disapproval!  "Mom, can you please try again?  I will help you remember the right way to make it this time."  My son was grinning from ear to ear, since that meant he got his breakfast a little sooner.

I grabbed 2 more pieces of toast, and heard her say, "Okay, first you put on the butter..."  I replied, "Yes, I always get that part at least... cinnamon then sugar, right?"  "You got it Mom!"  She was proud of me.

So I got it right... correction: we got it right... after trying again.  I think her day is off to a pretty good start.  After all, to be my daughter's "best day ever" doesn't mean that today also has to be the most "perfect day ever"...

I think today will be my "best day ever" too!

This is the day that the LORD has made!
Let us rejoice, and be glad in it!
~ Psalm 118:24 ~

Hope you have the "best day ever" today!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am laughing and grinning...and I want my best day ever to continue. i want to rejoice. I want to 'dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    ― William W. Purkey'

    I love you 'home stories'. I needed this. My son has trouble sleeping right now and I was awake over half the night. He starts worrying that he can't sleep and then he can't!!! thank-you for adding sunshine to this glorious day.


    thank-you for inspiring me to live fully my best day.
    God bless,

    1. I always think it's amazing that God gives me a prompt and material... and if I follow His will and just write, it blesses someone. So glad our story made you smile and laugh! God's best medicine :) Have a great best day!

  2. What a sweet memory for you and a beautiful way to begin your day with your children. I think that your little daughter was not the only one who was going to have "the best day ever".

    1. It was a great start to the day! There were a few trying moments throughout, but overall... I'm smiling, and looking forward to another "best day ever" ...tomorrow :)

  3. That is so so sweet! You're making memories that will last forever! I still remember so many of the sweet things my sons said and did when they were growing up....they are so nice to think about now that they live far away! ♥

  4. This is a very sweet story!

  5. Oh what a sweet story, thanks so much for sharing. ~ Abby


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.”

~ Mother Teresa