Friday, March 22, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Remember

Here's today's "Five Minute Friday" Post - Today's prompt is Remember. (More information about what the Five Minute Friday is can be read on my blog post here.) 


Remembering. How long does that take.  It can just be a few seconds, and I remember what I should have said.

It could be a matter of days, weeks, years, before I glimpse that face of yours that I was always supposed to remember. The smile of your cheeks. The crinkle of your nose. And that laugh of yours bringing me such joy. 

Even before I get to the future, I want to remember you as you are today. And how can I do that? How can I live fully in the moment with you in the here and now, and then when the time comes when you’re walking upright with your books in your hands, talking to me about what happened in lunch period, will I remember you today. With the two little teeth cropping up and the tail you’ve had since you were born still there in long wisps down the back of your neck? Will I remember all the cute shoes I HAD to get you, when we go shopping for your 8th grade school clothes or when you are having a hard time choosing which shoes to wear with your graduation gown.

Will I remember? I hope so. I hope I remember all the words I’ve spoken to you in the stillness of my heart. 

I hope you remember the words I’ve spoken when mommy apologizes for her harsh words and when like the cool breeze on a hot day, mommy tells you, everything is going to be ok.


SnipewWife said...

Remember these days! This afternoon I want to take my almost 13 year old and hold her like the precious toddler she was. Very well written. Beautiful.

Beth said...

Beautiful! That desire to remember never goes away. As I watched my older son marry I prayed I would never forget the love in his eyes as he became a husband. So beautifully shared. Thank you. Stopping by from FMF.

Anonymous said...

So true, so true. I have two little ones too and already I feel like I'm forgetting so much. Thank you for commenting on my post. I really enjoyed reading yours!

bluecottonmemory said...

I think that is the mom prayer in there in all our hearts: 'all the words I’ve spoken to you in the stillness of my heart" - and that they forgive us the harsh words when we miss it:)

There are times in the teen years those memories sustain me:)

Your remembering is poignant and beautiful!

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