Holly: Mommy Moment
I’m sure you’ve had one. In fact, you’ve probably had many. I’m talking about a Mommy Moment. Today I had a Mommy Moment that I think I will always remember. There was nothing good or bad that happened. It was just a moment.
Brett decided over the past couple of days that she wanted to sit in a chair at the table when it was time to eat. She no longer wants to sit in her high chair! So, I put her booster chair up at the table today in time for lunch. I made each of us a grilled cheese sandwich with a side or green beans and blueberries. She was using her fork to eat her green beans and was picking up her grilled cheese ‘fingers’ (long slices) and eating them as you would a sandwich. I decided to put on some music on my iPhone. I selected shuffle and sat with my daughter as the music played.
Here we were eating our lunch together. She would put her fork down and take a drink from her sippy cup. As we are sitting there eating the song Seasons of Love from the musical Rent came on. The lyrics are so meaningful. I always felt a connection to the song but now, sitting there with Brett gave it an entirely new meaning:
“Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
How about love? Measure in love”
As the song played out I looked at my daughter and I started to cry. Here was my 15 1/2 month old daughter growing up before my eyes and I felt so incredibly lucky to sharing this moment with her. I leaned over and gave her a kiss and a squeeze. She shrugged me off- she was too busy trying to get her next bite.
It was just an amazing Mommy Moment…