Last night, I had finally settled myself down in front of the TV to watch my yearly television series when the phone rang. Normally, I would simply ignore it (that what voice mail is for!) but when one of my children is out and about, I will always answer it…especially at that late hour.
Of course it was KT. “Mama?” she said in her sweetest possible voice, “could you please do me a really, really big favor?” She then proceeded to ask me to check the calendar in her room to see if it was a full moon. She told me that it looked so big and bright that she was almost positive it had to be full. KT has been waiting to see a full moon since November (I have no idea why…sometimes it’s just best not to ask these things) but Seattle winters have such a heavy cloud cover that she hasn’t been able to see it.
So I paused my show, dislodged the cat on my lap, stepped over the dogs at my feet and set aside my drink. I made my upstairs and through the landmine she calls her bedroom to peer at one of the six calendars on her wall. Then I had to go back downstairs to the phone (our wireless ones seem to be messed up right now) to let her know that it was, indeed a full moon.
She squealed with delight that she was finally able to see her full moon. Then she invited me outside to see it with her. (Outside? She was right outside while I was doing her grunt work?) I told her that I’d have to miss it as it was cold outside and I was already in my PJs. KT was so disappointed not to share her full moon with me that I grabbed my jacket, slipped on a pair of shoe and stepped outside.
The sky was so crisp and clear and the moon…well it was simply stunning. Together we watched it through the trees and marveled at the secrets it must hold. KT rummaged through her purse and pulled out her camera to immortalize the moon’s beauty. The image was impossible to capture on her little point and shoot.
As I settled myself back in front of the TV a short time later, I realized that I was glad for the interruption. No show can ever make me feel as wonderful as talking with my girl by the light of the moon.