I’ve learned to live for these moments.
The small moments.
The few and far between moments.
The moments you could never plan for and don’t see coming.
The moments we don’t even know we need until we are smack dab in the middle of them.
The moments that simultaneously make motherhood and childhood magical.
The moments that force me to stop and see the world through my son’s eyes.
The moments that allow me to truly be present, forget all my worries, doubts and fears and take in beauty, light and peace.
These moments feel like gifts.
What you don’t see in this photo are four bags of groceries surrounding me on the sidewalk.
What you don’t know is that Lucas and I had a rough afternoon together full of errand running, negotiation and frustration.
We watched the snail slowly slither across our path for 10 minutes or more and it was awesome.
I need more moments like this.