It’s the middle of the afternoon, I’m cruising down a small country road, surrounded by a tunnels of trees, I’m sitting in a car with my favourite people, my husband and three boys, playing silly car games (Family Feud), holding a packet of chips in one hand, a phone in the other, sun is spilling onto my lap, we’re looking for Geocaches, using a new-fangled mobile app, my husband is driving, I’m navigating, my kids are laughing and singing and my heart glows —
All the heartaches from the past, all the stress and sadness, melts away, and what is left is this glorious picture of the now —
The now. It sparkles with a vibrant clarity! It brightens and shines all around me, begging for me to revel in it!
Four beautiful faces. Four voices. Four crazy smiles. If only I could freeze this moment, capture this everything, just like this, and keep it forever.
And my crazy smile makes five.