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Monday, December 21, 2009

Perfect Moment Mondays: Glimmers for Soltice

I've long seen people's Perfect Moment Monday posts but this is the first time I've joined in. It's another way for me to force myself out of my Post-Partum Depression shell and engage in the world around me.

It's ironic that the day that is supposed to be the shortest (and therefore have more darkness) has bursted with light. It's a cloudy dark day that started out with dreary with rain and just now has a sun bursting over the sliver of ocean visible from my apartment ocean, lighting it up. I tried capturing it with my camera but I don't have a long enough lense to capture the sight I'm witnessing. Perhaps that's just as well.

So that is one Perfect Moment today. I was reminded of how the light can overcome the darkness.

A second moment came from my friend D who came for a visit today. He came with small gifts- vitamins (to help with the PPD), coffee and a hug. He also watched Bean while I had a shower, which I hadn't had a chance to do as Bean had been awake off and on all morning and had just finally fallen asleep.

Another moment came last night. Bean was wide awake after her bedtime feed (an unusual occurrence). So R decided to read her a bedtime story as I cuddled her in our bed. Picture the three of us curled up reading Dr. Suess. It was a balm on my saddened heart.

Stop by here to see the Perfect Moments for this week...

12 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

Sad mom, glad mom
Sometimes a mad mom.

Solstice simply means (I hope I'm not wronger)
That the days are finally getting longer.

So glad you contributed to Perfect Moment Mondays, and I hope you have occasion to again.

:-)

Meg said...

I love this post and I love seeing you capture the small bit of goodness and sweetness that surround you and sharing it with us.

Happy holidays!

Kristin said...

I love this. I love that you are fighting your PPD so hard and I truly love that you can still see these special moments.

Melis.sa said...

I love your blog!!

What a sweet moment, such a perfect moment...

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Hey girl... I'm glad that you are having those glimmers. So very glad!

Btw, you and Alana were correct... the Friendly Giant. I can't help but remember his voice from my childhood. 'Look up, looooook waaaaaaaay up... and we're on our way to the castle.' If only things were simple like that these days.

WiseGuy said...

All the three moments are prefect...and the last one is superb....warms my heart....

WiseGuy said...

...perfect!

Delenn said...

What a bittersweet moment. Loved your post.

I also read your post on Mel's Online Bystander issue. I suffered through PPD with both my kids--it is such an awful thing to go through--but I am here to tell you that it does pass. It really does.

Wishing you peace and happiness this holiday season!

Quiet Dreams said...

I love the image of the three of you with the Dr. Seuss.

Here's to the days getting a bit lighter for all of us.

IF Optimist, then... said...

So happy to hear about your good day and yeah, it is always nice to hit the solstice and realize the days are going to get longer from here. I was out and caught a little of a sunbreak over Lake Washington. Ahhhhhhhhhh sweet.

JamieD said...

Those moments make me smile as well. Perfect Perfect Moment!

MrsSpock said...

How kind of your friend. It can be hard to be there during depression, and I think the simple gestures mean so much.