A goal i have for myself is for my kids to find/be and love themselves. All of there awkwardness, uniqueness, flaws, flares, awesomeness, and everything that makes them what God intended them to be. So I'm a small influence in their lives.
( I know in the universally way I influence my kids and I always will but it's up to them to be themselves.)
But then moments like this bring a smile to my heart that radiants to my mouth. Lily dressed herself for church and wore her converse. :) she's deciding to take a small part of me today and I couldn't be more honored. I love being a mom.