Every once and a while, there are moments of time in your life that are absolutely perfect. They are untainted by social media, blaring TVs, phones, music, and all the other noise of the world. I have found that in my life as a mom, I’m forced to slow down a little. Thankfully, that change of pace allows me to recognize these sweet, shining moments that I’m sure I would otherwise miss. As I rock my baby at night, as I watch him teeter through an isle at the grocery store, and as I glance back at him in my car’s rear view mirror and am met with a big, gummy smile, I get a split second of Heaven.
Tonight, I felt that absolute peace as I watched Brian and Gus play together at the park. A little league baseball game nearby provided a happy soundtrack for the outing. My son’s giggle, punctuated by the crack of a baseball bat, is a sound I’ll cherish my whole life.
At these moments, I don’t look at my phone. At these moments, I realize nothing else in the whole world matters, because my whole world is right in front of me, sliding down a slide. No amount of annoyance or irritation from the day can possibly be held onto if I want to be completely and absolutely absorbed in this moment; a moment that I know I’ll reflect on someday and always want to relive. I’m currently working on cutting myself off from my main distraction-my phone-so I can love more fully, feel deeply, be wholly present, and not miss those horribly time-sensitive, perfect moments during the dusk of my son’s babyhood.