Monday, March 21, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. For more Perfect Moments, go HERE

Moment #1: I stand there in the night chill and I look up in awe. I cannot help but wonder at the wonderfully bright and clear moon. As I stand there, I ask my husband if I should wake the children (the night was too cloudy earlier). He leaves it up to me. I go into his bedroom and not only is he asleep, but she has snuck into his bed. I move her oh so gently into her bed. And I go back. And while he is so sleepy and I don't want to disturb him--I know that he would be upset if I let this moment pass. So I wake him. And he stumbles down the stairs, gets his coat on over his footie pjs (he owns only one pair, but loves them). And we look up at the moon together. (He looks, is somewhat amazed, then, because he really is half awake--he goes back in...I stay out there without a coat for a bit longer).

Moment #2: It is a Saturday morning and (surprise!) the kids are actually letting us sleep in (that is a relative term). Imperceptibly, I start to hear hushed talking. Very animated, small and in my room. As I lay in bed, waking up slowly, I find that she is sitting near our bed, playing with toys. Being quiet, feeling safe.

Bonus Moment: Some new clothes for Spring/Summer came in the mail. Of course, she wanted to wear them NOW. And I tried to capture her in two of the outfits...but found that I really just captured HER.



Lavender Luz said...

I bet your son will be so happy to have that moon memory with you.

Love the pix of your daughter!

Kathy said...

I enjoyed all of your perfect moments from this week, especially the bonus with such an awesome last line, "I tried to capture her in two of the outfits...but found that I really just captured HER." Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You saw the super moon! That's so cool. We had cloud cover. What a special moment: thanks for sharing it with us.

Miss K said...

We couldn't see the supermoon! That's so cool that you woke him up.

Cibele said...

I love your perfect moments post. You are so grateful!

Stop by my blog, we are celebrating the birthday of all the 08 babies!

Remember how our due dates were so close? Look at our big girls now!

WiseBursche said...

Beautiful moments really!

I loved the clothes you got for your daughter.

Bonnie said...

I love the moon moment, perfect! I drug my boys out to see it too.

I love the way they were playing quietly "feeling safe". That is a priceless moment!