Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The moment that I've been waiting for has finally come.


When I was twenty-something years old, I found these vintage juice glasses at an Antique Market in Madison, Georgia. I couldn't pass them up and I bought them with the intention that one day my children would drink Orange Juice from them. I perched them lovingly on the windowsill in the kitchen and would admire the sunlight shining through them and daydream about my future.

Over the years, whenever I moved into a new place, I would unwrap each one and as I placed them in the window of my new kitchen I would say out loud "Now, I'm home." They moved with me six times and I've broken a few but they sit over my sink to this day. I love these little Juice glasses because they were bought with love. They symbolize all that I've achieved and all that I longed for many years. I have a little family just like I wished for in my morning ritual.

I had yet to serve Griffin any juice in them because he is a rambunctious scamp and I didn't want him to break them. The other day, he asked me about the little glasses in the windowsill. "Can I hold one?" he asked me. He studied each of them as they sat atop the window to decide which one he wanted to inspect. I gingerly handed him the one with the tiger on it and he studied it like a five year old would, with a bit of wonder in his eyes.

"Can I drink from it?" he asked me.
"I thought you'd never ask." I told him.

I washed it and rewashed it and washed it again. As I filled it up with juice, my heart swelled a bit. He gently lifted it to his lips and took a sweet sip. After all of the daydreams and wishing and praying for my future, there he was.

Finally, my kiddo drank from my beloved cup.

25 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is so sweet!!

singedwingangel said...

aww how sweet and I love thos glasses those are too cute..

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

That's darling. And I love the glasses. They look like something from my chilhood.

KatherineAnne said...

So sweet!

Stopping by from SITS :)

I hope you have a Happy Wednesday!
xo,KA

BigSis said...

Cute glasses and an even cuter story. Thanks for sharing.

Emma said...

Aww that is such a lovely post, The glasses are rather cute! :D

Daffy said...

You're such a doll! Drinking from big boy cups is quite the achievement!

Yankee Girl said...

That's so cool! I have a box of things I bought for my anticipated children and I know I will be so happy to use them when the day comes.

Cute glasses too!

Danielle said...

That is really cool.

Working Mommy said...

What a great story...thanks for the tear :)

~WM

Barbara Rojas said...

It’s awesome how our dreams come true, right in front of us, but we have to pay attention.

Tami G said...

precious.... just precious :)

That One Mom said...

What an awesome story! So very sweet! Which glass did he choose?

Busted Kate said...

That made my heart twitter a little bit. I love those little personal things, and hope to share my "glasses" like that someday too. Great story, love the glasses!

VandyJ said...

For me it was sharing books that I remember fondly from when I was little. My heart goes a bit soft when I can share one with Turbo. Great post.

Alice in Wonderland said...

What a sweet little story! I loved that so much...and this is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese Calendar!
Such a strange choice for your little tiger!

Erin said...

I love it! But I was waiting for the glass to slip from his fingers and smash all over the floor at the end. You are brave to give him glass. My kids drink out of bad plastic.

Joy said...

oh how cute. I have some Care Bear glasses I got from Pizza Hut when I was a kid. I've been saving them, too. My oldest is only 2, so I gotta hang on to 'em for a little longer before she can drink from them too.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

that's just sweet! maybe one day his kids will drink their juice from the glasses too

blueviolet said...

Awwwwww, that's cute!

Existential Waitress said...

I love this story! I kinda had that same feeling the other day when I found the first dress that I ever made with my grandma as a little girl. I knew my daughter would love it when I showed it to her, and she did. It really does give you this overwhelming feeling of gratitude for being able to actualize the dream of having a family. Lovely story.

Wym said...

AWWWWWW! I'm gonna cry, really.

Mad Woman said...

Awww! So sweet!

UBERMOUTH said...

That's very touching.

June said...

Nothing beats vintage love!