It's been a busy time! There have been dental visits for me and a full schedule of therapy for PJ. We said Happy Birthday to (in order) my niece Sarah, my mother-in-law, and my dear husband! There was an amazing bridal shower for my cousin and life-long playmate Jennifer, who is marrying a wonderful, straight-up guy and has the most intelligent children I have ever met (no exaggeration!)! My beloved Flyers gave the much despised Pittsburgh Penguins the beating they deserved and have moved on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which is quite possibly my favorite time of year!
There were so many of the huge moments that you expect to be beautiful- watching your lovely cousin open gifts with such a thankful, delighted aura that she glowed; watching Sidney Crosby slink off the ice (I know that doesn't sound nice but it's a beautiful thing for a hockey fan!); the look of happiness on Pete's face when he opened the Nerf gun we gave him for his birthday and the even brighter look of him shooting at my cat (it doesn't hurt her in the least). They filled my sometimes secretly aching heart with joy that I could feel.
But, of course, it was the completely unexpected moment on a walk with my son that truly took my breath away. We strolled through the park, and a short walked stretched to longer because, truly, the weather was too gorgeous to even think of being inside. Baths? Later. Bedtime? Pffft. The sun was dripping gold on us, and the grass was strewn with wishes. When PJ stopped to pick one, I grabbed my phone:
Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you can not hear my voice,
I'll be right beside you, dear...