When I got home, the little girl who had loved to sleep on my chest was packing for college. The boy who had said “I’ve got you right where I want you” as I held him upside by his ankles was staring into the refrigerator. He towered over his mother and might soon look down on me.
Seen backward, life was a blur. Blondie and Brat Boy had been babies the day before. Looking forward, the view was also unclear, with no way to know what the future held. All I could see clearly was that moment, and I seized it.
“Let’s order Chinese and watch a movie,” I said. As we laughed through a horrible picture, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for a moment with loved ones.
Today I will be grateful for any moment with loved ones.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S