Post # 1
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a lovey dovey, sappy kinda girl. I didn’t cry when I got married the first time (actually my grandma said she’d never seen a bride laugh so much, but then we all know what a joke that was! Ha!), I didn’t cry when my kids were born and I do not believe in coddling. I’m not gonna say I’ve never been called cold. I care, I’m just not overly emotional about things. But I had this weird feeling today. I think I was moved.
Me and all the kids were sitting around the table, tacos for dinner. Everybody loves tacos. And as usual the kids were bantering back and forth. D**** (16) is so freaking sarcastic, just like me. Na***** (10) too. L****** (13) is so quiet and shy, but she let’s loose at the family dinner table. Makes me all warm and fuzzy 🙂 As usual the topics revolved around D****’s deep thoughts and overpowering need to inform us all about whatever the hell it was he was talking about and then we all debate him.
C******* (8) and Ni***** (6) finished up and scampered away from the table. L******, Na*****, and D**** kept the conversation going about which one of them is the weirdest, who was born on what day of the week, picking on each other. I just watched. They all just sounded so adult, laughing and talking. They all had their own opinion. And for this one moment, I really can’t describe it. It was like, dammit, I can’t find the words! It was like I knew someday I would remember this moment and want it back. Not like in a bad way. When they’re all grown up and do whatever they’re going to do in their lives I will miss not having the family sit down to dinner every day. So I have this one perfect, silly moment to remember forever. It kinda took my breath away for just a second.
Post # 4
@jadlnc: I had a similar moment with my SO. It’s kind of funny, because unlike you I didn’t realize at the time how often I would go back to this moment in the months to come to remind myself of why I am head over heels in love with him when things got rough.
It was my senior prom. Both of us wanted to call it an early night, since it was a long ride back to his place. After senior leadout, we agreed to wait for a slow song to have one last dance to then we’d head out. After half an hour, we gave up. My feet hurt, I couldn’t breathe because of my tight dress (the price you pay for a free dress), and he was hot and sweaty in his tux. So we trudged back out to the car, with me slightly dissapointed. But when we got to the car, he told me not to get in; he turned on the headlights, opened the car doors, and played our song. We danced in the headlights and to this day, it is one of my favorite memories. It’s the sweetest thing I think anyone has ever done for me. No money spent, no frills, but it was still an amazingly romantic moment and I will cherish it forever.
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@ForeverBirds: I have a similar experience. My daughter’s father and I were out at his friend’s house, playing beer pong in the garage. He had all of these cheesy string lights up. Anyway…. Everyone went inside, but my boyfriend told me to hold on. He turned everything off but the hanging lights and put on a slow song. I asked him what he was doing and he told me since I never got to go to prom, he hoped this one moment would give me somethin back. Even though we aren’t together anymore, I still tear up thinking about it.
Post # 7
@sunshine_kar: Aww, now that’s nice that you can remember it fondly even though you aren’t together anymore. I wanna hear more feel good stories!