Lesson Learned Today

What is really important in life?  Is it being on time, being right, or being happy?  Today for me it was witnessing something so sweet and so pure and had I been on time I would have missed it. Let me explain.

This morning I had to drop of Bug at daycare, not my favorite thing to do, but I’m getting better at it.  I prefer to pick her up at the end of the day when she’s super happy to see me.  It’s been a tough week, one more even more difficult by little sleep, too many activities and not enough rest.  I work up this morning a little angry that I had to get up earlier than normal on top of a busy day.  I should have been happy that I have a beautiful baby to take to daycare and a wonderful husband that works very hard, but that’s not where I was at this morning.  Despite being grumpy, Bug and I had a great morning at home and got to daycare just a little later than I would have liked due to me trying to fit in too many activities before leaving the house (loading the dishwasher, sorting laundry, packing my lunch, folding laundry, paying bills, checking email, etc).

We walked into daycare (later than I had planned) and were met Bug’s best little friend, “E”, and her Mom. E is typically very shy, but not this morning.  She ran up to Bug and promptly showed off her new glasses.  E has been running into objects and the eye doctor determined that her right eye was not functioning correctly and she needed glasses (at 2 years of age) to correct it.  E’s sweet Mom said that she had just gotten the glasses the night before and for the first time, E had sat down to watch TV, an entire Elmo movie!

After seeing this sweet exchange between two little daycare friends and thinking that precious child could just now see well for the first time, I cried in my car and not the pretty cry either, it was a sobbing cry from the bottom of my soul.  Tears of joy!

Today, I ‘m thankful I was late because it showed me what is really important in life.

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