Friday, November 6, 2015

Small Moment

On Wednesday morning, while walking my sweet language impaired Baby Girl into our school for her language therapy the most wonderfully small but precious thing happened.  She had taken me by the hand, as she does every time, so that we can walk safely across the traffic lane, but held on longer than usual.  Normally when we cross onto the porch she drops my hand and happily races to the door of the greatest school on earth.  In those few extra moments the most extraordinary thing happened. I'm sure what she said was simply something she has heard in a book or movie before but in the context of that moment it was the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.  In her lovely little sing songy voice she uttered "you and me forever"...and I have yet to fully recover.  I have no way of knowing whether or not she understood what she said to me meant, but I can tell you it meant the absolute world to me.  I could have easily missed those four little words.  Having a child who struggles to understand or communicate has taught me so much about how to really, really listen, how to focus on the context of every interaction, how to pay the closest of attention to every little small moment. She's absolutely right...you and me forever baby girl...you and me forever.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Sometimes it takes words of wisdom to teach us to slow down and capture what is really important.
-Karen Morris

Anonymous said...

I cried when you shared the story, and I cried again when I read the story. Small moments make the BIGGEST difference! I know that will stay in your heart forever, but you also need to put it in a scrapbook for her. It needs to be "your" thing with her! I'm very happy for you!
~Lourdes

Anonymous said...

Kind of puts things into proper order; moments like that :-)


TTT

Dee Dee Tamburrino said...

I was completely unaware. I miss those sweet "mommy and me" moments. Thanks for sharing.

dayle timmons said...

Made me cry the first time... and made me cry again today... so glad you put this is writing so that you can remember it always! Just love that Baby Girl!

Laurie Justo said...

Just adorable. I love little girls!

TP said...

Thank you for sharing such a personal moment and reminding us all to slow down and take the time to really listen to our kiddos both at home and in the classroom!

Dorry Lopez said...

Listening is the best thing that we can do for our kids! They have so many powerful things to say if we just take the time to listen. This is just precious!

Sherrie Rabe said...

Pure joy!

Melissa Parker said...

Lovely small moment! Tears! Having two girls I can totally relate!