Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A moment

Sitting across from my daughter
a moment of "being in the moment" in the busy coffee shop.
We share a special treat,
she drinks milk and offers to stir my coffee.
She chatters, I gaze at her, willing myself to memorize every detail of this precious time,
to remember every word she says, every gesture she makes.
With her hair pulled aside with a pink sparkly hairclip
I can see her eyes clearly
I try to stare deeper and am relieved not to see a glimpse of the teenager or woman she will become.

But I do see parts of the 6 or 7 year old she will be.

My breath catches
my eyes fill
my heart flutters.

Too fast, too fast, this is all too fast.


Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

It does go by far too quickly. Enjoy.

Stimey said...

Ain't that the truth?

Laurie said...

I know that feeling.

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