Monday, September 28, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday

My perfect moment happened yesterday. Despite still being in quite a bit of pain from my car accident (my lower back and left hip, mostly) I got myself and Handsome Man in the car (p.s. I love my new car--but I digress) and schlepped an hour away to go to my friend J's son's 2-year birthday party. The party was held at one of those 'kiddy gyms'. I couldn't really keep up with Handsome Man around the gym floor too well, but luckily it was a safe, fun place for him to run, climb, and explore. (And burn off the sugar from the awesome birthday cupcakes my friend J. made for the party.) Our perfect moment happened when Handsome Man discovered the ball pit. You know, that big vat of lightweight, colorful balls that looks soooo fun. Well, it is fun! I was able to get my sorry butt inside the pit, and could sit down fairly comfortably. After weeks of not really being able to play and roughhouse with my Handsome Man, I finally felt involved in his fun, like I was being the fun mommy he's been missing out on. The look of utter joy on his face as he 'swam' around in the ball pit, and as we 'covered' each other with the balls was so beautiful. And as I sat there, with him, playing and having fun, with the sounds of the other children's' laughs and squeals around the room filling the air, I just felt so happy. Maybe it was the pregnancy hormones, but I swear I felt like I was having one of those Hal.mark Card commercial moments. I almost started crying, but I was laughing too hard. I am so lucky to have this kid. I never could have dreamed up a child as wonderful as my Handsome Man. And even though I am still recovering from my injuries, the pain is, in a way, a reminder of how lucky I am: lucky to be here...to enjoy these moments.

4 comments:

s.e. said...

Beautiful. It is amazing where we find perfect moments and the perspective that comes out of them. Glad you were able to find this and hope your pain lessens soon.

Lavender Luz said...

I love imagining you getting back into the swing of things by way of a ball pit! And Handome Man enjoying it so.

Glad you're feeling better! Hope everything else is going well, too!

Tiff said...

Aww..it almost made me cry too. That is so wonderful!!! :) I wanna see more posts like this!

Tracy said...

Funny you should post about this. I had a moment like that yesterday while I recalled a bad car accident I was in many years ago, when I should have been a statistic. I'm sure my guardian angel was looking out for me that day.

When we get caught up in the day-to-day it's so easy to take things for granted. Remembering that accident, and how close I came to death, made me stop and think about how VERY LUCKY I am to be here living my life today.

I'm glad you had your moment...