The moments only I’ll remember…
Now being a mom I often wonder if my son will remember the sweet quiet moments in the dark. He couldn’t possibly, right? But is that why I cherish them so much… Is that why I relish in these moments we have? I think that’s why God makes some memories fleeting ones, so he can gently remind us in the most sweet subtle ways, like a gift. Certain smells in the air or sounds will spark a distant memory.
In these moments I think of my own mom. And how she used to sing to us, rub our bellies and quietly hum us to sleep, but we can’t possibly remember those nights she stayed up late while we were sick. The overwhelming moments of motherhood, when all you can do is take a deep breath. I adore my mother even more now than ever before, because we now share one of the most precious gifts from God, being a MOM. I smile at the thought of seeing my mom young with us kids, I’m sure feeling frazzled at times, feeling like wonder-woman the next, making meat roll-ups with love..lol…and watching us grow up in front of her eyes. It just makes my relationship with my mom so much deeper, so much more “real” in a way I can’t describe with words. Although I’ll never know ALL that she did and was to us in every moment, I can only hope I live as kindly and fearlessly as she has.
I recently ran across a picture my friend took of me and Preston in our hammock swing (right, top), and when I saw it printed it flashed me back to our family beach house we had years ago and there is a picture of a similar sweet moment with my mom and me as a baby (left). I know sometimes our parents must look at us and pinch each other and quietly say…he honey…look…remember when we used to do the same thing…lol…
My mom is an AMAZING grandmother now and loving every second of it!! (bottom,left. And last pic with all the grandkids last year)
So, here’s to you MOM!! Love you to the moon and back!