Perfect Moment.June 4, 2011 at 11:05 am | Posted in motherhood, My life | 15 Comments
It’s Saturday morning.
I finish my 5 mile run, tired but happy. I’ve run 19 miles in 4 consecutive days – the first time I have ever run that many times in a row.
J and O are at swim lessons, so I luxuriate in the quiet of the house as I stretch. I take a longer shower than usual, knowing that I don’t have anyone downstairs I need to attend to.
At the end of my shower, I hear a knock on the door. It’s O. Daddy and I are going to mow the lawn, he says. We need socks, Mommy.
So I get him socks for both he and his daddy.
And when I go down to join them, O is already outside, getting his toy lawnmower ready.
He fills up the tank as J does.
He turns it on its side to check for grass clumps as J does.
He puts on a mini pair of gardening gloves as J does.
He pulls the string and starts walking back and forth in the grass as J does.
I sit in the sun on the deck, watching my boys, endorphin happy from a good run.
And in this moment?
I love my life.