The Best Sandwich Ever

20 Oct

So the original intent of this was to write about the cute little half-loaves of bread they sell here in Ireland, and how people always buy out the brown breads first, so my choice was a full loaf of white or a half loaf of brown, and I chose the half loaf.

half loaf of bread, which is taller than it is wide


However – Maura wanted a sandwich.  Hence the big jar of Nutella out.  So I started to make her a sandwich.  Which made her SO happy.

yea sandwich!

She was also happy about her shoes and wanted a picture of them –

sparkly shoes and rainbow socks do make people happy


But then, as I started to make the sandwich (after taking pictures of happy girl and sparkly shoes), Maura pipes up with this sentence –

“Tank you Mommy!  I wuv you!”

– which caused me to set the knife down, and turn to give my girl a great big hug and tell her I loved her too.  Because while my daughter has gone “I loooooove candy!” and said “I love you” with much prompting and repeating, I can’t recall a moment before now when she’s spontaneously said “I love you” to me.

She’s nine years old and this is the first unprompted “I love you” from her.

All because of a Nutella sandwich, of which I have made her hundreds of.

I’ll take it.

The Best Sandwich Ever, made with love, accepted with wuv.





14 Responses to “The Best Sandwich Ever”

  1. Christine October 20, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    That’s awesome. A little weepy here.

  2. Deb Praus October 20, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Tear in my eye also! Way to go Maura.

  3. Siobhan Wolf October 20, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    This is my favorite post! I’m so glad you shared. :sniff: ;D

  4. thewaggonerfamily October 20, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    This made me cry. So sweet.

  5. Sheila Weinberg-Cowdrey October 20, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I can only imagine how your heart was warmed – I truly am feeling it 🙂

  6. sara October 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Beyond awesome!!!!!

  7. babazoobee October 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    SO Wonderful. a treasured moment. thanks for sharing!

  8. Karin October 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    What a treasured memory!

  9. Donna Buffington October 21, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    absolutely awesome!

  10. Bright Side of Life October 21, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    That is too gorgeous! 🙂

    • lyonsroarforgod October 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      I have tagged your blog in a blogathon, as my appreciation for your work here. Feel free to follow, or not follow, the rules as you see fit. 🙂

      • phoebz4 October 22, 2012 at 5:04 am #


  11. Debbie October 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Since you currently abroad, I don’t know if you are familiar with a credit card advertising campaign here in the U.S. about being priceless, ‘everything else you can purchase with named credit card’.

    I have followed your blog since your first R-word post. I have a niece who seems similar to Maura in many ways. My niece was a flower girl in a wedding this weekend. No one expected her to be able to walk down the aisle as the other girls did, however everyone wanted her included. She had the same dress and hair piece that her sisters had. She amazed us all and walked all the way to the front. I celebrated as much(if not more) for my niece than I did for the bride. It was a very joyous occasion all around.

  12. umhbchelle October 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    What a special day for you…congrats mama!

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