Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If I could freeze time...

... I would have picked a moment this morning to do it. It was one of those moments you want to last forever. I was putting my makeup on in my bathroom and Livi walked in and asked if she could help me. I kneeled down, handed her the brush, and closed my eyes. She was stroking my eyelids with the makeup brush and when she moved onto my cheeks, I opened my eyes. That's when it happened. I was staring at this round face with wide open, concentrated eyes. She was concentrating so hard that part of her tongue was sticking out the way I do when I am concentrating. It hit me that this is one of those times I am gonna look back on when I am teaching her to drive or put on her own makeup. I started tearing up as I watched her carefully cover my face with imaginary makeup. When she was done, she beamed with satisfaction. I gave her a big hug and tried hard to solidify the moment in my head so I could look back on it. And then it was over.

1 comment:

Chris O'Neill said...

This makes me smile each time i read it... which has been plenty. Love you and the way you are!