The other night standing in my kitchen after the kids had been tucked into bed...and had actually fallen asleep...one of my favorite songs came on over the stereo..."I'll be seeing you" sung by Jo Stafford. There stood Tim frustrated from another long day at work. I walked over to him and grabbed his arm and wrapped it around my waist and started to dance. Of course he looked at me for a moment as if I had lost my mind and knowing how stubborn I am he gave in and started to sway to the music...his version of slow dancing. It was only a few short minutes but for those minutes we were young and in love...not parents..not wrapped in our busy fast paced life. The dishes in the sink did not call out to be washed...we just danced.
It made me think how each of us, regardless of marital status, parent or not have people in our life that we hold close to our hearts We see them in a light that only we see them. We love them for reasons that are special to us. It's sad that I don't tell them as much I should. I don't tell each of you how much I treasure your comments and friendship. Maybe I am a bit odd because I take this blogging thing so very personal. I am not simply plastering my words on-line I am communicating to you my heart, sharing my life and allowing you into my world in a way honestly very very few are allowed to see. I mean I think my followers know me more intimately then my family...Tim of course being the exception. I see each of you in a light that has developed, and is developing, through conversations we have had.
I have completed the other day letters to each of my children. Not fully completed letters but ones that can be added to. That someday when they leave my home I can give them their letter. So they will see in what light I see them. That they may never forget who they are and how special they are when life gets complicated. When they are away from the the close grasp of a tight hug from mom.
The way I see you...I see you in a light of kindness...compassionate and amazing women who somehow I have been blessed enough to meet you. Even though we may never talk face to face you hold a place in my life. Today is the first day of February..I am going to make this a month of showing love..not just on the 14th...and who knows what it might lead too.
Have a wonderful weekend!