Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Tears; A Letter From Nicky to Mom

I opened the mail today, just like everyday casually glancing at bills, credit card solicitations, and the usual junk mail. Included in the stack was an envelop from Nick's school. I cut it open, took out the paper expecting to read a notice and instead I found myself staring at a handwritten letter to me, from Nicky. It was so unexpected, at first I didn't get it.

Then I read it. I wasn't just reading a letter I was looking at a manifestation of Nicky's triumph over challenges and his years of hard work, writing, communicating, understanding all revealed in this letter. So unexpected so wonderful. Wow!

This quote sums up the moment perfectly.  "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away ...   This moment took my breath away.   

I would love it if any of you would be so kind as to share moments with your kids that took your breath away. It would be great to post them all!