In just the blink of an eye, your entire perspective can shift. I’ve always known this….and it usually occurs to me when I am hearing bad news: a cancer diagnosis, a car accident, the death of a parent or child. You can’t help but think of what you have and how quickly things can change.
But the very same thing can happen in a positive light…it only takes a single sentence, a smile, or someone holding the door open for you as you struggle with an armful. It is just up to us to pay attention and appreciate the moment.
Today, that moment’was just ‘a secret’ from my 4 year old. We went to a different church today to visit the priest who had married us (I’ll talk more about him another time….he is truly a one-of-a-kind).
Delaney was sitting peacefully on my lap….behaving as well as ever. I was taking in the service and deep in thought over some current obstacles in my life. She was listening intently to the choir, when she tilted her little face up to look at me. She took a deep breath and said, “Mommy, can I tell you a secret?” I nodded and leaned in close, “Mommy, I love you with all of Jesus’ love.”
It may not sound earth-shattering, but for my little girl, at that moment, to know that I needed her love and Jesus’ love, was momumental. Every now and then, I am aware, that staring into the eyes of my children is just like coming face to face with an angel.