Friday, November 21, 2008
A Forever Moment
Today when I picked Jonathan up from school, I parked and went to meet him. His school fundraiser items had come in and we needed to pick them up. When he saw me, his face lit up with a beautiful smile. I was talking to another mom. He grabbed my hand. After a few minutes of waiting, he was ready to go. I excused myself and we walked hand in hand into the school. We had been told the fundraiser items were in the cafeteria. We walked toward the cafeteria. I kept expecting Jonathan to let go of my hand but he didn't. We held hands all the way to the cafeteria. In reality, it isn't that far. It seemed like such a long way to go with my 7 year-old's hand in mine. I kept expecting him to pull away and be embarrassed to hold my hand in front of the other kids that were coming and going. He wasn't embarrassed at all and he didn't seem to give it a second thought. I, however, savored every step and the sweet feeling of holding his hand. I recognized that I don't hold his hand very often and very rarely in public. I recognized that it will not be long before he doesn't want to hold my hand. It was a sweet moment. I thought to myself: I hope I remember this forever.