Few days ago, I woke my kids up at 2 am to watch the Geminid Meteor shower. Baby had been out with her friends for swimming all day and she was exhausted. She mumbled and told me “I am so tired mom, I want to sleep” and went back to bed.
My son was in the kitchen making hot chocolate for all of us when Baby went back to bed. A few minutes later, I heard my son talk to his little sister and this is what he said
“Baby, these moments with your family, you will not get it back. Surely, you will be able to watch more meteor showers as you grow older, but this moment, this particular meteor shower on this particular night..it only happens right now. So please get up and come and sit with us. I will add extra marshmallows in your hot chocolate for you”
And she did.
As I have written before, I am scared of darkness and my house is pretty isolated and very close to the bush. Watching Criminal minds in the evening also didn’t help to make me feel not scared. Every leaf that moved suggested snakes, every shadow was that of a deranged perpetrator.
My son sat next to me and in him I found my strength.
Together we sipped hot chocolate and watched the meteor shower. It was so beautiful. My children and I made a wish each time they spotted a meteor. I don’t know what they wished for and more than wishes mine were all about Thanks. I am thankful for the joys of being a mother, I am thankful for the opportunity to spend time with my children.
As we come to the end of another beautiful year, I wish all of you more beautiful moments with your loved ones.
I will be away on much needed break until Jan 26th. Children and I are backpacking through S. E Asia. I am not sure if I will be able to blog regularly while I am away. I will try to update whenever I can.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.