Amidst the mundane days the jewel waits. That special moment where it takes my breath away. The jewel could be anything, a kind word, a hug, walking outside to see the spectacular color of the sky, finding my keys, all the kids getting to school on time and safe or just simply a hot cup of coffee in the morning. I get excited if my favorite show is not in a rerun. I am a simple gal, it doesn't take much to bring a smile to my face. The other day was different.
My Friday was hectic, full of mishaps and a deep need to concentrate on the tasks at hand. On my way to pick up my little ones I just kept going over and over all the adult pressures in my head. I was "what if.." to death. All I could do is growl. Growl loud.
I walk into the door to a chaotic ocean of kids, backpacks, and NOISE. In the sea of kids I started my terminator scan looking for the signature life forces of my brood. Their auras are quite lovely by the way. In mid scan, I hear the voice "MOMMMY! YOU'RE HERE!" Ahhh a warm welcome, my heart is a bit softer. He comes running with his arms wide open and a big smile on his face. So handsome and sweet my son is growing into a lovely person.
"Mommy, I have something for you. Close your eyes."
"What do you have?"
"Mom, just close your eyes, it's a surprise!"
"Ok." So I close my eyes.
"Here Mom, you can open your eyes. I got you some jewelry"
I open my eyes to the most beautiful piece of jewelry I possess. I can't think of a prouder mom at that moment. My boy knows me so very well, and although I know it is one of his favorite characters too, he is an excellent padawan learner.
~ William S. Burroughs