My Daughter Made Me Smile And It All Started With A Rainbow

Last week I was in the morning rush of getting kids out the door. I was frantic and frenzied as I am most mornings trying to rush the kiddos out the door. As we jumped in our van and pulled out of our driveway my daughter exclaims “MOM, IT’S A RAINBOW, A REAL LIVE RAINBOW“. I pause for a moment and say to her “Have you never seen a rainbow before?” and she responds with “Well only those in stories or coloring books“. I was simply in awe that this was the first time she had seen one and how excited she was. It’s the kind of excitement I want to have over things I don’t think to get excited over. An innocent and sweet excitement.

We continued our drive to school and as we pulled into the drop off lane we noticed it wasn’t just a rainbow but a double rainbow and she could barely contain her excitement. She says “Oh my goodness this is so pretty, they are just so so pretty“. To which I replied “You know God created the rainbow and the very first rainbow was a long , long time ago as a sign of a covenant, or deep committment, between us and God. He showed Noah a rainbow so Noah would know everything was going to be okay. Isn’t it pretty neat all the things God does“. She sat pondering this, and then in a raw and real moment she says to me “Mom, God is a really cool guy

To which I replied “Yes He is sweet girl, yes He is“.

It’s moments like that in parenting that really trump every frustrating moment I have.  Moments where I see the innocence and growth.  The understanding and grasping something for the first time that make me be able to overlook the moments I feel like a failure and realize maybe, just maybe I am not doing such a bad job after all.

What are some moments that made you think “I am doing okay at this parenting thing”?

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    that was such a beautiful moment, so glad she made you stop and enjoy it together

  2. 2

    What a sweet moment and what an adorable daughter you have!

  3. 3

    That is lovely 🙂

  4. 4

    so very very sweet i love days like that

  5. 5

    Awwwww 🙂

  6. 6

    That is so sweet I actually teared up reading it. It is amazing watching the children discover the world!! Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job as a mom!!

  7. 7

    So beautiful!!

  8. 8

    Awww — we had a very similar conversation last year when my kids saw their first rainbow.

  9. 9

    Your daughter is such a sweetheart.

  10. 10

    That’s so sweet!