This is a phrase we will be using a lot in the coming months. It describes a moment of unexpected emotion, specifically sadness.
Tim "had a moment" with the weed eater yesterday. All those years of dutiful service together: weeding, trimming, edging. It's a partnership that has proven its worth time and again for our family. The men reading probably understand this. (sigh)
I "had a moment" while packing away trinkets and decorative pieces from the bedroom -the bedroom that I have been painstakingly perfecting for almost 13 years -and labeling them with yard sale stickers. The women reading probably understand this. (shrug)
The funny part is that we've never considered ourselves to be materialistic but as it turns out, we really like our stuff. And partly because the stuff represents a place -home, and our home represents memories and those memories are of people who we love very much. You'll have to excuse me, I think I'm "having a moment" right now.
ugh. Fortunately, they don't last long.
We are so blessed and so excited! But change is still hard.