I had one of those rare, but beautiful moments of motherhood this week that makes all the late nights, diapers and stretch marks worth it.
My 14-month-old daughter, Nicole, and I were on our weekly trip to the Winder Dairy Country market to buy some hormone-free whole milk. Yes, I’m one of THOSE moms, but that’s not the point.
I look forward to these little trips all week because I buy Nicole a 25-cent ice cream cone and we enjoy the old-fashioned ambiance of the market. So there we were on Monday, me sitting in a seat and Nicole sitting on the table facing me with her little legs kicking happily.
She had vanilla soft serve smeared across her face and dripping from her chin. She giggled uncontrollably with each bite, ecstatic to be holding her own ‘baby-size’ ice cream cone just like mommy’s. Between licks, she leaned toward me and kissed me on the check, leaving a sticky vanilla spot on my face.
There was nothing momentous about the moment. In fact, it was downright ordinary. But it is one that I know will forever be etched in my heart.
What are some of the little moments with your children that you will never forget?