Last night, the kids requested a special Valentine’s Day dinner. So we ordered take out. I put the fried rice and lo mein in “fancy” bowls, broke out the pink placemats and sprinkled a few cut out hearts across the table. We listened to music and things felt good.
“How do you know you’re loved?” I asked.
Because you care for us.
You cuddle with me.
You make things you know I’ll eat.
You welcome us home after school.
You wave to us on the bus each morning.
You take your jobs as parents really seriously.
You read me stories at bed time.
You support me.
You make me breakfast every morning.
You laugh at my jokes.
You’re patient with me.
You read what I write.
You give us hugs.
Things got quiet for a second. And then, my 7 year old smiled, closed his eyes and said, “This is a perfect moment.”
My heart burst that night. It’s bursting again as I write this down. I know things won’t always be easy like it was last night. That’s life. Good things, bad things, they happen. But last night, a million tiny little things, things that could have gone unnoticed but didn’t, converged to create one beautiful perfect moment.
That’s what love feels like. I’ll remember it forever.
And now the links…
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YES! I’m so doing this with the kids.
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Big big news: I’ve joined the Disney Spoonful team! Check out my first post Never Melt Snowballs. The kids LOVED this one. And yes, there was an epic snowball fight. I won. Don’t let the kids tell you otherwise. ;)
Have a great weekend everyone!