I was getting ready to pull out of my parking space. It had been a trying few minutes with my kids in tow. My daughter had spit up on me for the third time that hour and my son was being three in the presence of adults, and although I knew they all understood, the embarrassment was still present.
As I put the car in reverse, I looked behind me and caught such a beautiful sight. My son, with his beautiful life-filled eyes, looked at me from his car seat and stretched out his arms. His smile silently asked me a question. I hesitated, but just for a moment, and decided his request was so worth it.
So I put the car in park, opened the door and went around to where my sweet boy sat buckled in and gave him the hug he so desired from his mommy.
I don’t always stop. I don’t always take the time. But I’m glad I did today.