Last night as I was putting my son to bed, I told him, as is part of our bedtime routine “I love you”. He looked at me and said “I love you more”.
My response was unconscious and automatic. “Not possible”.
“But mom,” he said, “Anything’s possible”.
At which point, I’m fairly certain my heart burst with love.
But as I’ve moved through my day today, my thoughts have returned over and over again to what he said. And given the week we’ve just had, it’s not overly surprising he said what he did.
You see, a week ago, the Husband and I surprised the kids with a trip to Disney. As in they woke up, came down the stairs and saw the suitcases packed and ready to go. What followed was a truly magical week away.
My daughter showed her love for several characters, and was rewarded with them showing her some love right back.
My son got to meet all SEVEN of the 7 Dwarfs (something he has wanted to do for years), and he got to stay up late enough with me to watch the Christmas Wishes fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom (something I have wanted to do for years).
Both kids got to not only have all their favourite Star Wars characters walk right past them. . .
But they both completed Jedi Training, and got to have a light sabre fight with some pretty scary characters from the Dark Side . . .
And then there was the taping of the Descendants Christmas Special that both kids got to watch from a front row vantage point, even getting to interact with one of the Descendants and some of the dancers!
And of course, there were a host of other amazing moments over the course of the week . . . the little on and I had our annual meeting with the Fairy Godmother, the little one had several other encounters with Goofy, including one with Santa Goofy, the older one overcame his immense fear of Space Mountain, and we were all able to go on that ride together as a family . . .
The trick, now that we’re back to our regular lives and our regular schedules, is to remember that anything’s possible. But not only that, it’s also to remember to show our love even if we’re not sure our affection will be returned; to do things that will bring us closer to or see us fulfill our dreams; to fight against the darkness that we all have in our lives; to fully enjoy the moment when something wonderfully unexpected happens; and to always look for the magic, because, even in the midst of our everyday lives, there is magic to be found.
And on that note, I wish you the most magical of days.