Thursday, August 28, 2008

In this moment

There is a moment, every morning, when I look into my son's sleeping face and gently call his name. 'Good morning, pumpkin', I say, and watch his eyelids flutter and his face scrunch up at the sound of my voice. He stretches luxuriously and opens his eyes. A few seconds to focus, then his eyes light up and the most delicious smile of recognition spreads across his face.

It is a moment that obliterates the memory of the many sleepless hours that went before. That leaches away the tiredness from my bones. That fills the room with sunshine, no matter what the weather.

It is a moment that I savour, knowing that soon it will just be another fading memory of his babyhood.

But that is tomorrow - for today, this day, this moment is enough.

21 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

so so true! that sunshine smile can make darkest corners just run for cover! :)

cheers!

abha

desigirl said...

you soppy mummy!! :D

Gauri said...

Yes indeed Mags ! Enjoy all these moments to the fullest. Time just flies past before we realise it :)

Anonymous said...

you seem to be in a very somber mood lately...oh! let the hormones subsite...we want the humour & wit back :(

Priya said...

Hey, I meant subside…and didn’t mean to offend you or anything with the above anonymous comment…love your writing and just missing the comical antics of moppet.

Orchid said...

aww...savor every minute of it while you can...they grow fast, dont they!

tessiewrites said...

EnJoy while you can... time will fly... munchkin will grow up fast..

Shobana said...

Very true indeed! Lap it all up, coz they grow up pretty quick! Now, you know that, don't you? How is the big sis doing?

Mala said...

Um, wait - you actually deliberately wake him up? :-) Yahan par nap time is keenly looked forward to by atleast one of us :-) Although it's great to be there at the moment he wakes up and looks around (and thereby preempt the experimental wails)
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DotThoughts said...

I have something for you on my blog!

Maggie said...

Abha, Gauri,Orchie, Tessie, Shobana: Too fast, I swear. I can barely remember Moppet's baby days, and she's not even two and a half yet!

Deej:To borrow a phrase from Miss Eliza Doolittle - just you wait! :-)

Priya: Not offended at all! But you're right - I have been in a bit of sappy mood lately :-p

Mala: Yes, I need to wake him up, because the silly fellow stays up till 2-3 in the morning and then sleeps till noon! I'm trying to get him into a more convenient (for me) sleep pattern....

Dottie: Thankee, sweets! I'll be right over...

Sindhu said...

Awww...these become memories I guess. And you will have so many of them and before you know it, R and you will be sitting on easy-chairs talking about all such moments :) Time flies, does it not? :)

Sue said...

I'll tell you what just happened: I was switching between lotsa tabs and came back to yours and felt slightly puzzled because it seemed like Moppet's Mom's place except that she was talking about a boy. I was all set to go, "Huh?" when I went "Duh" instead.

:)

I need to drop by more often.

mayG said...

:) aww how precious!

Neera said...

Lovely, till date I tell my younger one in her ear - please please don't grow up any more and she is 14 months already. Time zooms past Mags ..wishing u very very fulfilling times ahead!

Priyanka said...

That smile every morning is the 'God' of all smiles. You have described it so beautifully.

Maggie said...

Sindhu: You know, that's why I wrote it down - how it feels when he smiles at me in recognistion. Because in just a few months from now, it'll be no big deal. These are the small yet lovely things which memories don't capture...

Sue: You do, you do! I need to come over more often too. It's just that, you know how it is...

MayG, Neera, Priyanka: Thanks! It is most precious, isn't it? Sigh!

dipali said...

Awwwwwww:) That's why we have these critters!

choxbox said...

:)

karmickids said...

Awwwww...his sweetness, lightness and cherubicness....

Fuzzylogic said...

Aww..look at that gorgeous smile!Maggie he is such a cutie. Now I want to have another baby too *Sniff..sniff*