Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A QUIET MOMENT

I AM POSTING A LATE "TINY TALK TUESDAY" POST THAT REALLY IS SPECIAL ONLY BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF TALKING.
BEFORE THE WEATHER TURNED TO BLISTERING HOT IN OUR PART OF THE COUNTRY, THE BOYS AND I WERE TAKING EVENING WALKS TOGETHER AFTER DINNER. MASON REALLY ENJOYED THIS TIME AND WE HAD SOME GREAT CONVERSATIONS ON OUR WALKS WHILE ANDREW WAS PUSHED IN HIS STROLLER. I TOLD MASON MY EXERCISE WALKS IN THE MORNING WERE NICE BECAUSE I COULD WATCH THE SUN COME UP. MASON STARTED TO PRESS ME TO JOIN IN ON MY EARLY MORNING WALKS. I DID NOT THINK A 5:45am WAKE UP CALL FOR EXERCISE WAS GOOD FOR HIM SO WE AGREED TO GET UP EARLY ONE SATURDAY MORNING AND WATCH THE SUNRISE TOGETHER.


THE NEXT SATURDAY MORNING I WOKE HIM UP AND WE DROVE OUT TO A BEAUTIFUL MEADOW AND QUIETLY WATCHED THE SUN COME UP. WE DID NOT REALLY TALK AT ALL, I JUST WATCHED IN AWE OF GOD'S BEAUTIFUL CREATION. WE SAT THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME WATCHING THE SUNLIGHT SLOWLY SPILL ACROSS THE MEADOW. WE HEADED BACK HOME AND MASON WAS STILL QUIET ON THE WAY. I THOUGHT HE MUST STILL BE TIRED AND AT 8 YEARS OLD, THE SUNRISE MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BORING. WE PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND STARTED BACK INSIDE THE HOUSE. AS WE STEPPED ONTO THE PORCH I SAID, "YOU PROBABLY WANT TO GET BACK IN BED FOR A BIT. WE MAY HAVE GOTTEN UP TOO EARLY FOR YOU." HE LEANED OVER AND GAVE ME A HUG AND SAID, "THAT WAS GREAT MOM, THANKS FOR WAKING ME UP TO SEE THAT."


THAT IS A QUIET MOMENT THAT I DON'T WANT TO EVER FORGET.

CHECK OUT OTHER TINY TALK AT MARY'S BLOG.

6 comments:

Amy said...

What a great memory to have with Mason!! I love sunrises - I always feel closer to God when I just sit and watch one.

Tammy said...

Okay, I am still new at this...but are these posts supposed to make you cry so much...STOP :) just teasing...I loved it...it made me wish that I had taken more time to do the little things like that when my kids were growing up...don't ever forget those moments because they grow up way too fast!!!

Mason is so precious and to be so appreciative of that moment that you took time to take him says volumes to this little guy and to you about how you are raising and building his character. He is growing up to a be a man of integrity...you can already tell that.

Love you,
Tammy

Amy said...

Hey, I tagged you on my blog.

Nonna said...

AWwww what a precious moment to share with Mason! He is quite a grown up little boy! I love sunsets too. When we went to see to the ocean a couple of years ago, I got up real early,fixed a cup of coffee and walked along the beach with my brother and watched the sun come up. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Everyone else was asleep.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

THAT was certainly a precious riches post. What a beautiful moment. I love love loved that.

*sigh

I just had to read last week's before I begin touring this week ;)

Kimi said...

I love that you and Mason did that....you can bet this mama will do that as well with BOTH kiddos :-)

LOVE IT!!!!!

Love you,
Kimi

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