Tuesday, March 20, 2018

BLINK and you MISS it


One moment, they were clinging to my knees for dear life and balance. 
Next, they are standing heads to my shoulder. 

Not too long ago, I was reading to them. 
Now, they are reading to each other. 

One moment, they were learning to walk.
Next, they are running and cycling faster than me.

Not too long ago, I was carrying both of them (at the same time) to their bedroom.
Now, they are brushing their own teeth and putting themselves to bed.

One moment, they were throwing tantrums.
Next, they are reasoning with me like a peer.

Not too long ago, they did everything together.
Now, they are carving their own identities.

Till today, they enjoy special cuddles with me and let me kiss them in front of their friends and in public. For how much longer, I wonder. Hopefully for awhile more.

They still call out to me from their bedroom each evening with "I love you", "See you tomorrow" and "More cuddles please". For how much longer, I wonder. Hopefully for awhile more.

Till today, they give me that special look of admiration and love. Even on days or moments when I least deserve their devotion. For how much longer, I wonder. Hopefully for awhile more.

They still cry with me when I am upset and know that words are optional.
They still confide in me and know that I am always be there for them.
They still believe that a kiss from me will dissolve all their aches and pains.

From the moment my pregnancy was confirmed in September 2010, there was a fundamental shift in me and I was forever changed.

Motherhood is the single most polarising role I have ever been blessed with and I am eternally grateful for this honor.

Pause ever so often in your day and marvel because as soon as you blink, you would have missed the moment.








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