(Marci at Overcoming Busy does a weekly link-up for those who want to write about a time during their week when they were able to totally live in the moment and appreciate it. I thought I would join her today.)
I must admit that, at times, I get jealous when I read about some of you having special moments of snuggling with your babies and little ones.
My girls are older now, and although my youngest will still occasionally want to sit and snuggle, my 13 year old has other things to do with her time. And because we are sometimes at odds with one another, moments of closeness are harder to come by. This makes me sad, and I honestly wish things were different–but that’s for another post.
Last night we were watching a movie together as a family, and this child/young woman came over to me, of her own accord, wrapped her arms around me and said, “I love you Mom.” (My eyes are getting teary even as I type this.) I wanted to just soak in the moment and never let it go. My baby, my firstborn, my way-too-quickly growing up girl. I needed that moment.