5.10.2007

A Time to Heal

Rest
May 2007

My iTunes: Real Gone by Sheryl Crow
(from the Cars soundtrack)

My youngest son Sam, was home all day with a fever. I snapped this as he slept. This is one of those things about parenthood....they get big and are busy, busy all the time. Somedays, it is hard to watch them grow...after you have read to them in your lap, taught them to ride a bike and wiped tears away after they have been hurt. Every now and then, I get these moments, glimpses of how they used to love all over me and let me love all over them.

Today was that day. When my kids are sick, all they want is their mommy. I am sure every child is like that. As much as it breaks my heart to see them sick, I felt so needed, scratch that...I felt WANTED today as he slept next to me. He was cuddling with me, walking with me from room to room...it was sweet. I hope I don't sound crazy at this point.

So you all know, Sam is better now...fever-free. We watched the movie Cars together (which explains the song I am listening to as I post tonight) and spent some time just hanging out. Tomorrow all will be back to normal except hopefully he will remember his day home with his mommy. I know that I will treasure today.

Take care everyone.

BTW, thanks for all the comments about yesterdays images. Everyone pretty much said the same thing and liked the crisp and clear shot. I really liked both images and enjoyed reading what you all thought. So thanks!


24 comments:

talj said...

What a lovely image! So glad to hear Sam is feeling better and that you both got to watch one of my favourite films! :o)

{{{HUGS}}}

Kaycee said...

This is such a loving candid photo! It is good to hear that Sam is feel better.

Melody said...

Well written Anna. Even though my daughter is only 2 1/2, I totally get what you said. Treasure moments. That's what it is all about... Great photo - very peaceful.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photo a lot. Nice work.

Abraham Lincoln

Tracy said...

What a great and peaceful picture. He looks "posed" here. Ah yes, those days when they love you no matter what...

Awareness said...

I think Sam may be the same age as my Max. I can totally relate.....

Fevers make me alert and anxious because with my kids it is always the beginning of something else! However, the flip side, especially now that they are older is that it is a time when the rest of the world goes away and we get to hunker down together.

Like your Anna, my kids are tucked in right beside me when they aren't feeling well.......I want them close so I can monitor and feel them....and they want the reassurance.

He's beautiful.

Awareness said...

ooops, I meant to write.....

like yours

not like your

sorry......i was typing too fast.

Mike said...

Nice picture Anna. Isn't it funny how kids really bounce out of it fast when they are sick? I was always astonished how fast they get well.

SIS said...

I miss Sam:(
Love you

JAM said...

A hundred wonderful scenics don't match this. Beyond price.

Mark said...

Nice timing. Today I saw my boy asleep -- a treat I get to see rarely, and then only when on trips in the minivan. Usually we put him to bed wide awake and I'm getting ready for work before he wakes.

I've alway wanted to snap a shot of him sleeping. Maybe you've inspired me.

Chad Oneil said...

Great image of your son. I'm sure this image will always be treasured.

kenju said...

Don't tell him I said this, but he's such a beauty! I am glad he is better.

Beverly said...

Don't they look just so angelic when they're sleeping? I'm so glad he's better.

Moi said...

Hey, what a touching beautiful image....i am going to call my mommy right away......i miss her so much!!!

photowannabe said...

Children just grab the heart don't they. I love this angelic sleeping child, Sam. Enjoy every minute with him. Time goes so fast. Make good memories.

John said...

hope sammy gets better!

AphotoAday said...

Love your writing! I've never been a parent, but I do have some of those same feelings towards my cat... Great photo, by the way...

Society's Elite said...

i relate so much, being a dad and all... glad to hear he's well again....

Ruyonga said...

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eurorebs said...

He's so handsome and beautiful! What a lovely photo. I love it.

I actually POSTED again!! Can you believe it?!

I miss you tons...believe me. Love!

CG said...

I totally understand what you're saying!! i used to love cuddling my daughter when she was poorly as when well she was not a cuddly child!!

Now they are older things are different but the love is still the same....

HUGS

bluemountainmama said...

lovely anna..... both the photo and the sentiments. sir laughsalot does like to snuggle still, but i don't know how much longer that will last.......

Cris said...

So cute, an angel!