Stolen Moments

Sometimes all it takes is a glance.  A small moment of recognition between us, the us that started it all, amidst the chaos.  A moment that says it all…

I love you more now than ever.

I appreciate you.

I couldn’t do any of this without you.

I need you more now than ever.

These moments can be fleeting at times.

We hear the sounds of little feet making their way toward us early each morning.  Sometimes earlier than expected.  Sometimes earlier than seems possible.

We hear the chit chat through the monitor that will soon turn to calls of readiness.

We have just a moment to open our eyes, whisper good morning, and snuggle up tight before big sister arrives to flop between us.  We have just a few minutes more to soak in the quiet before baby brother calls out for a rescue.

“I’m ready”, we hear over the music softly filtering through his monitor.  “I’m ready to come out.”

And in that instant, the day becomes another day…

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About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)