Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When Your Heart Can't Love Any More..

...and then it does and your breath catches in your throat and your stomach becomes a stone and tears turn light-bulbs into brilliant stars.

Yeah.  That's how I felt last night when I watched my son display his love for me and for his Daddy.  It was crushing, the weight of my love, and it made my head reel.

See, there is a bookshelf in our hallway on which several Mommy-Daddy pictures live... you know, those "cute couple" shots from when we were dating.  I'd noticed that, from time to time, said pictures move around on the shelf.  After dinner yesterday, I watched Jack toddle out of the dining room and pass the shelf.  He paused for a moment and then started picking up each picture frame individually and plant a kiss on my face, then Dadda's face before gingerly replacing the photograph. 

He did this for each photo until he reached the final one, which happens to be a picture of just me.  He looked at it, touched my face, kissed it, then clutched the frame to his chest in a tender hug and put it back in place before scampering off to make train noises and build this 15th mile of wooden railway track of the day and play peek-a-boo with his sisters.

He had no idea I was watching him.

I had no idea he was so sentimental.

I mean, I knew he loves me.  He tells me so all the time.  He kisses me and hugs me and asks for cuddles...

But this was special.  It was beyond touching.  It was... profound.

My son is nearly 3 years old.

And he is the most incredible human being I've ever met.

21 comments:

A Homeschooling Family said...

What a sweet moment you were lucky to witness. Thanks for sharing!

Candi said...

How sweet! There is no better feeling in the world than when your children show you love!

Mama (Heidi) said...

That is soo sweet and tender. I surely would have been a sobbing mess.

Sonora said...

That is so sweet! It is always nice to know that they love you even when you aren't looking!

Tanya said...

JACK!!!!!!! What a sweet, sweet moment to capture! But, it's obvious...Jack's mom ROCKS!!! How could he not be such an amazing little human? Love you both!

Christine:) said...

Simply precious:) I love it.

Candice said...

OMG, that is the sweetest thing I've ever read. How fortunate you were to witness that AND have such a sweet little boy.

Rita A. said...

So sweet. I bet your had tears of joy. Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @ http://one2try.blogspot.com/

Arizona Mamma said...

I always feel so connected to your posts. I can relate to your sentiments so so so so well. This had me tearing up as if I were actually seeing it for myself. I don't know if it's the way you write, or what you write. Maybe both. Sometimes I think our styles and the way we perceive things is very similar.

Misty said...

I just cried. It's so wonderful being a mommy!

Kate said...

What a beautiful son you have, Melis. I love that you shared that with us. I'm quite teary right now.

((you))

Arizona Mamma said...

I just had to come back over to respond to your comment. I am cracking up over the "bat wings." I am sure you don't have them...I feel certain that if you did, you would know about it. ;)

Have you considered checking the "show email" in your profile? Did you know that if you do that, you will allow others to respond by email to your comments. Of course, it adds the additional step of you checking your email. Heck, while you are at it, you could set it up so comments to your blog get sent to your email, and that would allow you to be able to respond to others who have elected the "show email" option. Just a thought. :) A really long thought.

Kristi said...

That is so very sweet - it's those moments that make being a mommy the best thing in the world.

blunoz said...

That's awesome. Neither of our boys have been like that - even when I try coaching them to do nice things for my wife. I can imagine how seeing something like that would just make your heart melt.

Mu said...

When you were four and announced you would be a lawyere when you grew up, I believed in you. When you were twenty-four and announced you would be a wife, I believed in you. When you announced that you would be a mother, I believed in you. And I believe in you forever.
Mu.

sheila said...

Oh that is really really sweet! It's beautiful to see how they feel when we're not watching.

OVer from azmomma

Danielle said...

Sent over via Arizona Mammma's must read,,,, Look forward to following and reading more!

CRAZYMOM said...

Oh that is SOOO SWEET! Thanks for sharing. :)

blueviolet said...

That nearly made me cry! What a moment!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Awww, this made me cry! I think it's always the moments that we aren't expected to see that are the most touching. What a wonderful boy you have :)

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Erin said...

That made me get all teary eyed! So precious!

I'm stopping by from Arizona Mama's blog (Our Daze in the Desert) and wanted to say hi since she had so many wonderful things to say about you & your blog.

I'm your newest follower & looking forward to reading more!

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