Monday, April 23, 2012

Perfect Moment Monday - Rich


Another Perfect Moment about my children... 

After hitting publish on my previous post I realized I would have liked to add how extremely happy and grateful I am for my two boys, and that I don't take having them for granted at any moment.

We went back home to Holland over the Easter holiday (although there isn't really a home there anymore, my parents' condo is up for sale, my dad now lives more at his girlfriend's place and cleaned out a lot of stuff - we stayed there and had lots of room, but it felt cold and empty) - mainly so my two grandmothers would have a chance to see our youngest son and of course to see other family members and friends - and to stock up on all the Dutch goodies we love some much and can't get here in France (peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles, licorice, etc).

It was a full and busy week. The kids were often not in bed before 10 pm because of travel or dinner with friends, etc. The 11-hour drive back home was with a fully packed car (I even bought a new bike!) and even though the boys were champs, it was pretty tiring for everyone. So the next day we took it easy at home (except for hubby, who had to go to work again). When I'd put the toddler down for his afternoon nap, the baby and I went to sleep as well. An hour later the toddler came into our room, climbed into the big bed, snuggled up with me, and promptly fell asleep again. The baby stirred a bit in his co-sleeper, so I put a hand on his stomach to keep him calm and so he wouldn't fully wake up. I suddenly felt so incredibly rich with my two boys at my side, sound asleep in the comfort of their mommy's presence. I didn't mind at all that I was now wide awake, I was so happy. I savored that moment, nothing else mattered.

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On the 4th Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. What Perfect Moment have you recently been aware of? Visit Write Mind Open Heart and share your comment love. The next Perfect Moment Monday event will be on May 28.

8 comments:

Lori said...

Those are very special moments that we as moms always remember.

Lavender Luz said...

Incredibly rich, indeed. It's moments like this where you know what really matters, what brings you true joy.

Lovely, just lovely!

DandelionBreeze... aka NYMum said...

What a perfect moment... thank you for sharing it and wonderful to hear that all is going well :) xoxo

Kathy said...

Here via PMM and love how you were able to really live in and appreciate that perfect moment as it was happening. :)

Emily said...

Hi! Here from PMM. My first time and I love it! Such a wonderful moment to cherish.

Tami said...

Before I even read the post, I was struck by the opening line about your "children". When I first met you, you weren't sure you would get to use that plural form. How amazing!

So glad you don't forget for a minute what a blessing those boys are. You had an amazing moment - so touching!

Marianne said...

Beautiful. Simply a beautiful post....

Sunny said...

What a beautiful moment with your boys. <3 It's easy to get overwhelmed with trying to meet the needs of our children all day long... it's awesome when we can take a breath and appreciate a simple moment where we can just BE with them and enjoy it.