Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
In my days as a yuppie (don’t hate me, it was the fashion for single women then), I became friends with another driven and passionate woman named Elektra. We were brought together through our work at an educational establishment.
We were both swimming the dating waters. She comforted me when Perry broke my heart. I supported her as she painfully broke up with John.
Then I met Roger and swooned. She soon met Rob and they swooned. Roger and I married and moved to Syria. Elektra and Rob married and moved to Benin. We finally all settled in Denver and began the talk about building our families.
Ten years ago, Elektra and I sat in the sunroom of my old Victorian home and spoke longingly about our hoped-for next stage of life: to have children and to raise them as the closest of friends.
Soon thereafter, Rob announced their pregnancy, news that coincided with Roger and me receiving bad news regarding our likelihood of becoming parents.
But we continued the streak of parallel lives. Roger and I became parents right before their son was born (happy birthday, Tiger!). We WOULD be able to raise our children together, right?
Wrong. While Tiger was still an infant, Rob was transferred to another part of the country. Where they would remain for years and years. During this time Reed joined our family and Elektra and Rob had a daughter, Ana.
In the summer of 2010 the stars aligned for my friend and her family to move back to Colorado. FINALLY we are raising our children together.
Here are our daughters, sharing clothes and secrets and fears and hopes, just like their mothers do — and may do so until they wear matching red and purple hats.
Elektra, I’m so glad to have you nearby. May we have even more perfect moments ahead of us than we do behind us.
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