Saturday: September 17, 2011: 9:15 am
Tyler awakens cooing and talking and making funny throat sounds.
I open the door to his room and he sits up and bounces in delight.
He reaches for me and I pick him up.
He embraces me tightly, arms clinging around my shoulders like static.
He places his fat cheek in the nook of my neck.
My heart beats faster.
I feel his heart against my chest, beating with mine.
For a brief moment, I thought the image of us together would make a beautiful photograph.
I quickly erased that thought and just held onto him tightly.
Completely being in that moment and no where else.
This was a moment that did not need a photograph. It would be ingrained in my heart and my mind.
I never imagined this kind of love all those years waiting and trying.
It is more than anything I’ve ever felt.
Maybe that’s why my heart was beating so fast.
I was overcome with his love and my love.
Just another Saturday morning.