i was returning emails in my bed when Kort walked in and said
"Mom, can I have a snuggle with you?"
(isn't that a phrase that every mother dreams of hearing? i know i do)
"of course! hop in."
he pulled off his shoes (ever so thoughtfully)
and climbed into my covers.
we snuggled in silence for a few minutes
then he said
"mom, i love you."
i fought back the tears that always seem to well up when i'm thinking:
"why. am. i. so. blessed?"
"how many more years of this do i actually have?"
"i love you too bud."
then i reached for my trusty camera because i wanted to remember this moment.
with his sweet cheeks sinking into the pillow
his sparkling eyes tracing patterns along the ceiling...
but when he saw the camera, that moment was gone.
This is what i got instead.