My dog's tail-wag tells me she is happy to see me.
I walk into a room, and I know I've made her day, just because I am present.
Even if she is too tired to stand and greet me, the thumping sound of her tail against the ground marks the moment her eyes catch sight of me...and I know, I am welcomed.
I know, without a doubt,
I am a special person. I am special to her.
The day got brighter, because I appeared.
She physically says hello.
"How are you?" her eyes ask...
"I can tell you are fine", her nose probes and confirms.
do our children feel as welcomed by us?
"I am happy you are here!"
I distinctly remember, as a teen, a few homes that enthusiastically welcomed their children and friends daily. Parents in these homes were happy, not put-out, to see us. Parents in these homes always had a welcome and smile to greet us with, wanted to know about our day, did not treat us like we were in the way...and most often greeted us with a yummy snack or a cold drink.
I remember those homes still, and I loved visiting.
I want my kids to know, without a doubt, how special they are to me
and I know, I want them to want to be home. I want their friends to want to be in our home.
Welcome Home, you
I know you by name
How do you do?
I shine because of you today
So come and sit down
Tell me how you are
I know son, it's good just to see your face
-Welcome Home (You) song by Brian Littrell
"Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord,..."
"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."
Let's wag and shine moms.