There are all kinds of special occasions in life. Christmases with family and Fourth of July picknic's are things most of us enjoy. The vacations with friends and family are special moments indeed, even in Florida where Mickey Mouse is our neighbor. Graduations and birthays are milestones that well deserve celebration.
What I am looking forward to are the small moments. Sticky fingers after baking brownies, gaptoothed smiles fortelling of a visit from the tooth fairy, these are the things that make life complete. Quiet dinners together, and family game night with Shoots and Ladders, Candy Land, Monopoly .... these are things I can't wait for.
I want to see ballet recitals, t ball games, piano rehersals, and anything else that will make my little one into an adult. Maybe it'll be soccer, karate, or singing lessons. These are the things that will make up the every day. I hope I don't take them for granted one single second.
I can't wait for soft giggles, rainy days in bed with a storybook, or cuddled on the couch watching tv. I want to see the light go on when the homework starts to make sence and to kiss away the sting of a skinned up knee. I can already smell the fresch scent of a hug from a child straight out of the bath. Someday, if I'm lucky, I'll get to hear "Mom, I love you."