It's funny to me how in the midst of what feels like utter chaos and turmoil the human mind has the capacity (when needed) to put it all on hold and make sense of one specific moment in time. Things have been difficult lately. It's been a tough winter. We have a bunch of tough appointment coming up and our minds are all so weighed down. I don't feel like anyone in this house has "been themselves" lately. But yet the other night, as we walked home from my parents house it all melted away... just for a few beautiful minutes.
Our walk is all of about 5 minutes and for those 5 minutes nothing was wrong. It amazed me how something as simple as a walk home in the cold could be so incredibly refreshing. Nothing stressful was in our present, past or future. It was just us. Brian and Grace walked ahead, both with their hands in their pockets in the exact same signature way. I watched as she looked up at him every minute or so to make sure she was mimicking Daddy's movements perfectly.
Abby's tiny little hand was warm in mine and even though she didn't speak a word the entire way home it felt like her teeny hand in mine was a conversation unto itself. We smelled fireplace smoke faintly from a nearby house. We looked at the same star, at the same time without sharing a word out loud. There was nothing for those few minutes except the four of us, in sync, together, perfect.