Perfect Moment Monday: Smiles
March 15, 2010
I’ve been having a rough time again as I continue to deal with birth complications, the aftermath of which I now believe is far worse than I was told — and likely worse than any of my doctors thought. More on that soon, after I see what a new doctor has to say.
Anyway, I’ve been having a rough time physically, which extends to having a rough time emotionally. I was feeling particularly awful a couple of days ago when Tamale woke up at 3:45 A.M. Then as I was about to put her to bed, Burrito woke up at 4:10 A.M. Then we all slept for an hour and half until they were both up again, and I was beyond exhausted.
In the middle of feeding them both, I paused to burp them, with each baby sitting on one of my legs facing the other baby.
Then Burrito smiled at his sister for the first time ever.
Then Tamale smiled back at her brother, also the first time ever.
Then Burrito laughed at her smile.
Then Tamale laughed at his laugh.
It went on like that for several incredible minutes.
In all my life, it’s the most joy I’ve ever felt.
It was literally the most Perfect Moment I’ve ever had. Just when I needed it most.