Forgive me, as you can imagine things have been a bit busy lately. I wrote this post on Saturday December 12. The Saturday before we left to go to New York. However, I just did not have time to sit down and post it. So here you go.
Today was such a surreal day for me. Caleb and I got to spend the entire day together. We had a million errands to run. Pick up his suit from the tailor, mall, shoes, bank, need to pick up a suitcase, etc. And all though we spend most days together so it doesn’t seem odd to anyone else, it was our last Saturday as just “us two”.
In the spring of 2005 when Courtney and I found out that we were pregnant we decided we were not going to get married just because we were having a baby. And it was the smartest decision we had ever made. For a few years in between then and now, Caleb and I have been each other’s buddies. He has been my shopping partner, my movie date, my restaurant/food coniseur. I never realized how much I have taken that mother/son time for granted until today. It was always, well it’s just us two so he has to go every where with me. Instead of, I get to spend this time with him and share this moment, occasion, opportunity with him.
There were so many times that Caleb had to go inside of a dressing room with me so he didn’t have to stay outside by himself. So he would so quietly sit in the corner with his hands over his eyes asking, are you done? It’s moments like that where I thought where such an inconvenience that I would love to re-do and just embrace them all over again.
Today was a great a day. And all though we are becoming a family, an official family, I’m looking forward to sharing many more moments with my wonderful son.
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss