The Moment I Felt Utterly Content

Somehow Charli….you’ve managed to do it again. I have been caught up with life and not written for a couple of weeks. I was sitting in my back yard yesterday pondering my life and the events which shaped it and made me who I am today. I specifically recalled a moment in my life where I literally sighed out loud and thought to myself, “If I died right here, right now, I died feeling completely content.”

Where my emotional and mental state is concerned, I don’t know that I’ve ever had that level of conviction again.

While thinking this I was flicking through emails catching up on ones I’d missed. The first one I opened was your Flash Fiction Prompt for June 1st. My apologies for entering this late post, but the topic was relevant and below is my submission……..

What is content? How do you know you’ve achieved it? For me…….

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In that single moment, I breathed in the clear air, held the grubby hand of my toddler in one hand, and with the other, delicately cradled my belly, sending love to my unborn twins. Reflecting on the morning, I remembered the monumental crossing of the swollen creek. Wading back and forth, in a fashion that equated to a fox, chicken and grain puzzle. My 2 year old couldn’t be left alone, but I had 2 boys to walk to school.

Now, tending the vegetable garden, I felt an inexplicable feeling of absolute contentment wash over me.

I was whole.

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Apologies again, for this late post, but thank you also, for hitting the nail on the head with your prompt.

Luv you all 40-leven

Deb

xx

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