Monday, September 20, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday: Remembering

Lori always puts a caption at the beginning of her Perfect Moment Monday post:

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one.

A couple of nights ago I was reading a story to LB to help her fall asleep.  I was exhausted as none of us had slept well the night before due to the common cold.  I knew it wasn't going to be a quick evening read because LB had taken a late, long nap.  I cuddled up next to her in her big-girl-bed and we sat up knowing that asking her to lie down would only fuel her fight to stay awake.  Half way through the first book with a mental song of "I am so tired.  I just want to go to sleep." looping through my head, I remembered.  I remembered that the perfect moment is now.  I remembered that this is what I longed for and that even if we read together at night until she was out of college, it will eventually come to an end.

I gave her a side hug and embraced this very special moment.  We finished the Dr. Seuss Sleep Book and we were half way though "Good Night Emily" before she decided she preferred to lay down.  It still took awhile to for her to fall asleep, but it was enjoyed by all.

I am also remembering another very special time.  Today, 3 years ago, we retrieved the eggs that brought us LB and LBII (goodness, I need better names . . . any suggestions?).  As Belinda said recently, "It was the summer our lives were entwined."  It was indeed.  In some ways, our lives will always be entwined even if we don't see each other as much anymore.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing and happy DE Anniversary!! I love the names of LB and LBII.

Lavender Luz said...

This is so profound: "even if we read together at night until she was out of college, it will eventually come to an end."

I want to remember that simple statement during the times when I'm wishing away the now.

And I love what Belinda calls that summer :-).

Sara said...

Lovely post.

I had been wondering how your relationship with Belinda had developed over the years. It somehow feels good to know that you're still in touch.

Maybe LBII could use another name, since she is more than just a rerun of LB, but then again, she is undoubtedly a lovely little butterfly in her own right, so it fits. I dunno.

Delenn said...

There is so many times when I feel so tired and yet find myself thinking the same things. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful reminder to stay in the moment and treasure it for what it is.

Anonymous said...

I really love the perfect moment posts. They are very special. From skrambled.

battynurse said...

What a great rememberance day. I love the story about reading to LB.