I know not how many times the light had to bend and turn on its way from the sun to earth only that the years that it spent reflected in your laughter your smile and your eyes blessed me and so many more besides each ray that made its trek across the 93 million miles… Continue reading on your birthday, six years later
Tag: time passing
time to bid you farewell though it seems that you just walked across the grass wet with dew a few short mornings ago knocked on the door satchel in tow, announcing your arrival there you stood dressed in your blue jumper pants rolled up and barefooted from summer, pockets filled with this and that trinkets… Continue reading oh September
Little Bits of Green
This afternoon between piano recital and our time at Evening Prayer, I took Miss Sophie for her afternoon constitutional. We went a little further than we normally do, as there were a lot of children playing near our house, and Miss Sophie is, well, easily distracted from the task at hand. In the quiet as… Continue reading Little Bits of Green
The Boy Who Loved the Stars
A few days ago I was waiting to meet Aub, so I walked over to the GW Boutique for a few minutes. I was basically window shopping and admiring the way all the blazers were put together and noticing how the styles of coats over the past thirty years were all hanging in one spot… Continue reading The Boy Who Loved the Stars
If It’s Broke ‘Round Here…..
I was puttering around in Cooter's room with only the intention of being able to vacuum his floor. I wound up doing so much more. It turned out to be a pretty momentous project, as we packed up quite a bit of his "baby stuff," as he called it. He didn't want me to get… Continue reading If It’s Broke ‘Round Here…..
Turn That Music Down!
This morning Cooter took his math and headed to his room. Where he started playing one of his CD's. At full volume. And, for the first time with this boy child, I heard myself hollering, "Turn that music down!" For the love. He's eight, y'all. He really needs to rein it in. What do I… Continue reading Turn That Music Down!
pink tutus and passing years
This afternoon I sat waiting, while first one and then another of my littles attended their gymnastics classes. I was struck not for the first time by the enthusiasm of one particular little girl. These few weeks of the summer session have been her very first ballet classes, and all signs point to her future… Continue reading pink tutus and passing years
pack up the moon
when you were very small and the world seemed so big I held your tiny hand with the perfect pink fingernails no bigger than a pencil top and whispered in your sweet little ear, "I love you to the moon and back" when you started dreaming of who and what you wanted to be, big… Continue reading pack up the moon
the cold had wrapped itself around me and seeped into my bones I longed for warmth to break its spell as I put the dishes away I found the bowl still hot to the touch and without thinking I held it close my hands were thankful, and as relief found its way into… Continue reading the carrier
the mouse who roars
twenty years ago tonight i shared with the world a tiny secret that i carried beneath my heart tucked away with a life of her own the impending arrival of my little one shared with all was greeted with handclaps and laughter and tears so loved and wanted from the very, very beginning … Continue reading the mouse who roars