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I had a great 'Savor the moment' moment yesterday.

My son came home early from college, which was good in itself, but since we no longer had to collect him after school, we decided to surprise my daughters when they got home.

We set up our usual Skype video chat with him from the kitchen (he was upstairs in his bedroom). My girls are fascinated at the idea of 'talking' on the computer. They also love looking at themselves in the bottom corner of the screen. While they talked - well, he talked, they waved at themselves - he brought his laptop downstairs and stood behind them.

The look of surprise and delight on my eldest daughter's face when she saw her big brother was home warmed even my cynical old heart.

Definitely a moment to remember.


How about you?

What was your last 'Savor the moment' moment?

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msstacy13
Nov. 21st, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
I can see where that would be a savory moment, yes...

For me, I'm not certain if it was receiving The Nobel Prize,
or waking up to realize I still had that to look forward to...
:)
jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Call it a two-fer, then :)
amysisson
Nov. 21st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to go with climbing out to the middle of the Aricebo telescope. It was one of those "I cannot believe I am doing this" moments -- in a good but also a scary way.
jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Lol, you don't often hear about scary 'Savor the moment' moments :)
bogwitch64
Nov. 21st, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
:)
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jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
That's a great story, Dylan. Definitely a moment to savor :)
jakobdrud
Nov. 21st, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Jon, if you want to be a real cynic, you have to watch a whole lot more political debates.

I'm practicing being mindful of the now (and every now and then I actually succeed), so it's often the little things that stick. Last night, my daughter had trouble falling asleep, so I found an extra mattress and held her hand, and we just lay there until she drifted off. The only thing she said was, "that's real cozy, dad." I very much agree.
jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your daughter has a great dad :)
jakobdrud
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
I try my best. But you did ask for a savor the moment moment. Being Mr. Grumpy in the morning doesn't count ;-)
jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have plenty of those my own self :)
ladysaotome
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, too sweet!

My last 'savor the moment' was my daughter reading to me last night. She's made so much progress in school and watching her sound out those simple 3-4 letter words was amazing and made me so proud of her.
jongibbs
Nov. 21st, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Nice one, Kat :)
asakiyume
Nov. 22nd, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Very nice--your sharing it has given me something to savor ^_^
jongibbs
Nov. 22nd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Francesca :)
sevenzebras
Nov. 26th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
That is a beautiful moment. I love surprises like those. Very well-executed!
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 09:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think my son enjoyed it more than anyone :)
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