it’s flippin’ freezing in new york city! oh my! how i forget…how easily i forget when i live in warm sunny california. how easily i take for granted my many blessings. i make my way to the subway, and brace myself as the freezing wind shocks my face, and pushes me in the wrong direction. my nose begins to run as it adjusts to the cold.
i want to get out of the freezing cold, but more than anything i want to see odin! i lower my head, dig my feet into the wet dirty slush, and bear my teeth.
i open the door, and i can hear his little coos. is it possible he recognizes me? he’s only 11 weeks old. there’s no way he knows me. does it matter? i walk into the room and he breaks out in what i call a total body smile. his whole body wiggles from his tiny stomping feet up to the top of his wobbly head covered in downy soft strands of hair, and his face breaks out in a smile that is infectious and filled with delight. it’s a smile that grabs me and touches me to the core. he convinces me that he recognizes me and that’s he’s excited to see his grandma gigi. my whole being does a total body smile in return, and i swoop him up into my arms and smother him in kisses. his smell is divine!
and that’s all we need in life. body smiles that simply say it all.
i love you and you love me.