I Caught A Glimpse Of You Today


I caught a glimpse of you today.
The sun danced in your eyes and memories flooded my heart.
The structure of your face is changing but visions of your chubby cheeks staring up at me made me want to steal moments of the past.

I caught a glimpse of you today.
The look in your eyes forced me to understand that you’re seeing things in your own frame.
The twinkle I saw made me realize that you’re becoming who you’re supposed to be and pride and fear swirled in my soul.

I caught a glimpse of you today.
The way you look at me is changing.
What once was a look of need is now a look of independence, and I simultaneously wanted to pick you up and put you down.

I caught a glimpse of you today.
Your half-smile lights up the room and gives an air of mischievousness.
Pictures in my head flashed forward and I could feel the weight of your teen years.

I caught a glimpse of you today.
The little white bow that keeps your hair tamed is almost ready to retire.
Visions of a big white bow dancing on the back of your dress as you make your way down the aisle caused a wave of tears race down my cheeks.

I caught a glimpse of you today.
And so many emotions filled my body that I’m torn between wanting to relive the past, needing time to freeze, and eager to fast forward.
The look in your eyes grasped what was and reflected what will be and my heart scrambled to find space for it all without crumbling into a mountain of emotions. 

I caught a glimpse of you today.
You were precious.
You are amazing.
You will be incredible. 
And through every moment and every season, my heart will struggle between holding on tightly and gracefully letting go. 

I caught a glimpse of you today.

Candice Curry is a born and raised San Antonio mother of 6. She and her husband escape their kids by taking backroad drives in the Texas hill country seeking out the best whiskey and coolest antiques. When she grows up she wants to own an ice cream truck and travel around Texas selling ice cream and french fries with her family. Candice's first book is officially on the shelves at Barnes and Noble or you can get your copy now here .


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