I cuddle in bed with Tessa and do to her what I love having done to me: I stroke her hair as she falls asleep. I caress her brow ridge. I line the contour of her ear. Such intimate gestures occur with only a few very special people in one’s lifetime.
As I marvel at her beautifully full cheeks and peaceful expression, I get lost. Yup, I do the time-travel thing again.
Dwelling in my heart are aches from the past week. It has been filled with mother-sadness, first about my mother-in-law’s prognosis, and then with the death of my good friend’s mom (my friend was able to be at her side. As I write, the burial is taking place. I have been with my friend in spirit all week, many states away).
So with heavy heart but light spirit, I move into the place where time and space become fluid. I feel myself old. Like 90 years old. Resting, weary…
I feel my grown daughter’s hands stroking my hair, caressing my brow ridge, lining the contour of my ear. She has such love in her eyes for me. Older now than I was on that night so long ago. Tessa is fully independent and capable of going on in spite of the deep loss my eventual death will bring her. I have lived a good life; I have done well at the important things.
In an instant, I came back to now. Insha’llah, I get to live 40ish more years. I get to love, stroke, caress, hug, enjoy, endure, witness, feel, experience all that my life is and will be.
The thought wows me.
Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
To participate in Perfect Moment Monday:
- Follow this blog.
- Between Sunday night and Tuesday night, write up your own Perfect Moment somewhere on the web or simply leave a comment below (if you do the latter, skip #3).
- Use LinkyTools below to enter your name (or your blog’s name) and the URL of your Perfect Moment.
- Visit the Perfect Moments of others and let the writers know you were there.
Once you make a Perfect Moment post , you may place this button on your blog.What Perfect Moment have you recently been aware of? Visit these moments of others and share your comment love.