Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Unspeakable Joy

Do you remember in the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" there is the part where his heart grows, so much so that it might grow bigger than his icky green body can contain? Well that's how I felt yesterday for a brief moment and I wanted to capture it here forever.

My 15 yo son and I were running some errands in our small little town and getting him some driving time on icy roads. We were at our last stop the Dollar Store, the parking lot was icy except for by the front of the stores, there it was slushy with puddles. As we leave the store and are on the curb, I am looking at the slush trying to find the least wet spot when my son reaches over takes my hand and says "OK on the count of three!" and we jump the slush. He doesn't let go of my hand right a way and in that moment I know that I love him. Not the he's my kid or he was a cute baby kind of love but the love that expands your heart and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt this love will last forever not matter what might come in the future.


  1. Ahh, the unrequested hug or other gesture of affection from the teenager!

    Makes you forget the pains in the butt they can be at other times...and recharges your mom batteries so you can tolerate the crap that will eventually continue once the love glow fades!

  2. Um... a little tissue warning would have been good there!!! That's beautiful!!

  3. Cried like a baby reading this! So lovely.

  4. Love moments like these! Perfection.