Thursday, November 30, 2006

Perfect moments


Have you ever had one of those moments with your kids where everything is perfect, just as it should be. Not only do you not want it to end but you wouldn't change anything in the world at that moment...perfect...overwhelming love.

One night when I put Miles to bed (in my bed) we lay there on the pillows looking at each other. I said, "I love you." Miles says, "No" with a smile. I say, "Can you say love?" "No," he says. Then looks up at me and says, "lub mama," and smiles. He pointed to my nose and said, "mama noh". Then to my eye, "mama eye". Then my hair, "mama..." (he can't really say hair yet). We giggled, cuddled, hugged...perfect. He reached up and made a kiss sound with his mouth, which means thank you for him (his *very* short version of sign language - it went from the real sign of thank you to blowing kisses and now just kiss noises). I said, "you're welcome baby, thank YOU. Mama loves you". Then he gave me a kiss on my cheek.

It is moments like that when I am thankful for every single doctor that is in our lives (especially those that have saved his life), for every nurse that has ever helped him, every PT, OT and ST, everyone that has helped bring our precious boy to where he is today...here...in my bed...being silly.

This song (below) reminds me of every time I have had to turn him over to an anesthesiologist for surgery, or watch him in that bed as he recovered. Everytime he has had some test done that he hates or gotten blood drawn or a shot, every time he has looked at me and said, "ow mama"...all of those necessary things that he (we) hates. All of the parents that want to run with their child instead of hand them over, that is what I think of. After that perfect moment with Miles at bedtime, those are the things that I think of when I hear this song.

Chasing Cars

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don't need
Anything
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
they're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh bless the little fella. Tam was giving me big cuddles in bed after I chased her around for half an hour, and fell asleep on me. I didn't have the heart to shift her back into her bed :)

And that song is one of my favorites too!

Sarah said...

Those moments are so precious! Glad you had a good time visiting Kentucky and glad it wasn't this weekend! Woke up this morning to terrible winds and Tornado Watch weather!!!

Krystal said...

Becky -- you're killing me!!! I told you that I was trying to AVOID an emotional breakdown and you lure me over to read this post!!! Now I am crying uncontrollably, just thinking about the sweetness that you described -- lub mama -- who could ask for anything more?

Jodi Donnelly said...

Yes, an absolutely perfect moment. I love those! Just stopped in to say hi and say Enjoy your holiday season.

Blessings,
Jodi from Yahoo TOF
CarePage: anthonycdonnelly

GoofyJ said...

I love this post, and I love those moments. They're the ones you cherish in your heart for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Awww...
that did bring tear to my eyes....
Children are such a gift!!!
Terri King ~ Las Vegas

GoofyJ said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Sarah said...

Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas! Have seen your posts on our TOF group but, miss your posts here! Hope all is well.

Rhonda said...

I too treasure those perfect moments...Jase sleeps with me every night..I kiss his little forehead and he says..hold me mama..and I do

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anonymous said...

From the Kings in Las Vegas

GoofyJ said...

Happy New Year, I hope all is going well. I'm letting every one, so they can update their links, that I have moved my blog over to wordpress: goofyj.wordpress.com. Come by if you have the chance to let me know you found me! :)