September 18, 2010

This Day

I am feeling affection for this day. The sort of affection that is not nostalgia, because it is for the present moment instead of the past. An anticipation of nostalgia, rather--the sense that years from now, it will be a time such as  this I remember with a twinge.

I think it is the rain falling quietly outside. Or the way the kids' playing spills through the house on the open weekend afternoon. I think maybe it is that Firefly wears Puppy's hand-me-downs I pulled out for the autumn, although I don't feel this tide of emotion every time she wears his old clothes.

Then I realize I dressed Firefly in the pants her brother wore the day he met her. The first time our family was together in one room.

Of course.

9 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

What a beautiful photo.

And a perfect moment. :-)

shmode said...

Awww, what a sweet moment and a beautiful pic.

Lia - not Juno said...

Anti-adoption jerks really harp on adoptive parents for finding joy in their families. More wisely, my social worker and other birthmoms have told me not to place a high priority on the happiness an adoptive couple will get out of the seabass, because they don't want me to feel obligated to hand over my baby if I don't want to.

But, seeing that picture, I do feel sort of great about what I'm doing. I don't always let myself feel that. But dammit, I'm gonna help create a family as beautiful and as happy as yours.

Becca said...

Beautiful.

Megan said...

Beautiful is definitely the right word.

cynthia said...

Oh, yes.

Kristin said...

So special!

Delenn said...

Just so special!

Kristin said...

Oh how wonderful!

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