I just received this email from one of my Aunts in Canada. I don’t know why, but I wanted to share it with you as it meant a lot to me……
‘I’ve been meaning to tell you that I think you and D have done something marvellous. You appear to be in the process of raising a little girl that is a kind gentle soul. To see her so brave and gentle with dogs she has never met is a true wonder. And to be so willing to be a friend of everyone she meets is a lovely sight. Even though I’m sure she was a tired little soul on many occasions, I never saw her throw a tantrum or act like a spoiled brat. (I’m sure she can be a holy terror at times as all young ladies can be.) She was a sheer delight whenever I was lucky enough to spend time with her. Keep up the good work.’
Wow! I’m humbled…..
27 thoughts on “Guess I’m not so Mediocre!”
Wow! Those are the lovely emails that keep you going :-) We all knew you were not a "mediocre" mum!!!!
Maggy, Red Ted Art
How lovely x
Oh how lovely! Well done you and a super huge well done to your aunt for taking the time to write you that lovely note. We all think complimentary thoughts but how many of us bother to write and share them? Might think about whose life I can enhance with a little note of praise now xx
I'm thinking the same thing…we all second guess ourselves and a bit of praise and affirmation would go a long way….Now who should I send one too?
It really was!
Shhh! Don't tell anyone…if the word gets out I'm doomed!
That's lovely. It's so nice when people recognise your efforts in parenting.
She must have meant someone else!
Seriously though, what a lovely note :-)
Very funny! ;-)
It's the small things isn't it! :-)
I love emails like that!!! Way to go!
Thank you! Don't get many so was over the moon!
hmmmmm canadians and americans are a little weird if you ask me……lol *runs for cover*
Who you calling an American???? That's a really low blow!!!
That’s lovely. It’s rare to get such wonderful feedback, treasure it!
I have…thinks that is why I decided to share it!
What a wonderful message – make sure you keep that for the dark days of parenting
How great of your Aunt to send it
Awwww!! How lovely!! It's so lovely when someone takes time out to pay others compliments
I love the holy terror bit too haha made me chuckle =D
No child is perfect and we had one almighty temper tantrum tonight!!!
So grateful she took the time! Meant a world to me.
Aww you should be proud!
aww, what a lovely thing to write (and receive). guess your mediocre facade is beginning to fade a little, eh? :)
What a wonderful e-mail to reveive. How Aunt must be a lot like you, as so many people are quick to step up and tell you all the things you are doing wrong, how nice to hear about the good things. Amazing, just you remembe those words. Wonderful indeed
That is so lovely! How wonderful of your Aunt to write to you. A really beautiful gesture. x