My kids are growing up. This is something I wished for when they were toddlers. Now, I see those chubby little explorers who are filled with the exuberance of life, and I sigh. They are so precious, cute, and full of happiness. As an added bonus, toddlers still go for naps!
This past Monday my youngest (who is almost 7) climbed onto my lap for a cuddle while we were watching a movie. I thought at that moment, “This is what I am thankful for today!” I know those snuggles aren’t going to be coming for that much longer. Time has a way of passing way too quickly. These 7 years have passed in the blink of an eye, and I know the next 7 years will pass just as quickly, if not quicker.
Generally, I do not think that boys tend to snuggle as long as girls do. Hopefully I am wrong on this, for I love to have my kids on my lap and hug them tight. Even though there are times when they drive me crazy, I love them madly and those precious moments are becoming fewer and farther between. So, I seized the moment, cuddling my son tightly while imprinting the scent and feel of him forever in my memory. After a hectic day of cleaning and cooking and cleaning again,(it was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada) this is just what mommy needed to recharge her tired spirit. That single moment made it all worthwhile, once again reminding me that it is the simple things in life that are the most precious.
What are your most precious moments?