As Thanksgiving day was coming to a close T asked me ever so sweetly to cuddle with him....."Mom now that E is here you never cuddle with me, can you cuddle me to sleep tonight? I lay next to him and willed my mind to remember this moment, burn it in my cortex. How long do I have until he decides cuddling with mom is for babies? One day my son will be a man and all I will have to hold is this memory. I held him close and listened to the sweet sound of him sleeping, each breath a precious symphony. At times my life can be so crushingly beautiful , that I am nearly paralyzed with gratitude. I am gifted with these moments each day all I have to do is slow down and embrace them.