Just a short sweet moment I want to share & hope you all enjoy. Peace
We are always told or hear, “Count your blessings’” or be grateful for what you have.” We have moments where our lives are racing and going all the time and when we do, “stop to smell the roses,” all is well and we do not want that inner moment of truth to end. I hope all of you have had several of those moments. I know I have, however for me, the greatness of those moments are not the “bare feelings,” I feel, but instead knowing I will have millions more. I sometimes will not have one of those moments for days. I am aware the reason is because of my racing mind and my busy lifestyle. If I chose to, I could have several of those moments a day, and sometimes that is exactly what I choose. Well, it has been one those weeks where I was not allowing a lot of “moments” to occur.
This morning however, I must have needed a moment to truly realize what I have, be completely grateful and realize everything I need at each moment is always there. I sometimes just need to sit, breathe and feel. (Or wake up and smell the freaking coffee). I was doing my normal, usual morning routine and it was time for the best part. I love and treasure each morning when I get to wake my son up by kissing his cheeks at least fifty times! (No joke) This is how I wake him up every morning. I cannot just yell, “Wake up”, or go to his room and turn the light on and say, “time to get up.” No, I am more the turtle and take each moment in ever so slowly. I want to enjoy this moment because I know soon enough he will be grown up and going on his own journey. Anyway, (sorry I get side tracked sometimes), this morning like all mornings I look forward to. Today however, I really, really took the whole routine in. I kissed his cheek, ear, chin, nose, eyes, and head and repeated two more times. While kissing his cheeks I noticed how simply beautiful my son is. (My eyes are filling up with tears now) His unusual fair skin, his little freckles, his perfect shaped mouth, cute nose and extra long lashes were the most gorgeous things I had ever seen! I mean, I do this each morning but today he honestly reminded me of an angel. I placed my nose to his neck and face and just took the deepest breath ever! I loved not only his beauty, but the little boy smell that was coming from him as well. Everything at this moment was perfection! I then smiled and whispered to myself, “Thank you, thank you.” I gently placed my fingers through his hair and kissed him a few more times. Each morning I say, “Good morning” and I get a “Good morning” back. I then say “I love you”, and an “I love you always follows.” Today I felt an over powering feeling to also say, “Thank you so much for choosing me to be your mom.” He gave a sleepy smile, opened his denim blue eyes and said, ‘thank you for picking me to be your son.” The moment I felt right then and there was pure love rushing through every cell in my body.
I am so glad I took the time this morning to stop and smell the roses or in my case, I stopped to smell my son’s cheek! I encourage all of you to do the same. Our babies grow up so incredibly fast and to stop and realize what we have is crucial and necessary. Just like a tree, child, flower, ocean or mountain everything has beauty in it. The sad part is how many times do we drive by mountains, oceans, trees & flowers without noticing their beauty? Please don’t miss out and walk by, drive by or even stand still without noticing the beauty in your child, spouse or any loved one. Thank you so much for taking the time and letting me share my moment with you. You know what I love the most right now? I can still smell his cheek…………:0)