Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Heart...


The late afternoon sun had warmed her room. Tiptoeing quietly inside, I shut the door and curled up on the bed. The sound of her soft breathing was the only noise in the room, but to me, no symphony has sounded sweeter. I lay beside her, watching her dream her princess dreams, hesitant to wake her but knowing I must. One tiny perfect ringlet lay against her velvet cheek, and I thought, God did this. He gave me this girl. He saw the desires of my heart and entrusted this precious little person to me. He knew she was the piece that would make us complete. No other girl but her, no other family but us.



The leather of the couch was cool against our skin that evening. In his ever-deepening voice, he gave a play-by-play of the day spent at the water park with his friends. I so love this, this time with my boy, hearing about his friends and their antics. This tall, handsome young man is the same baby boy who once burrowed into the space between my neck and shoulder to take his rest. It's hard to reconcile this strong, bronzed, confident teenager with my toddler who thought Barney and his daddy were the greatest things ever. This person who will be a man in the eyes of the law in a few short years was, just a few short years ago, a sweet, cuddly little boy. He was my first, and for many moons, my only. He was the prototype, the one I got to practice mothering on, who helped me get my on-the-job training. As he pulls away from us in degrees, spreading his wings and gaining some independence, he will always be one of my greatest joys. No other boy but him, no other family but us.














10 comments:

michellewillingham said...

Awwww....that's all I can say.

StarvingWriteNow said...

That is so lovely.

You are a lucky lady. And your family is lucky to have you, too.


PS: My word verif is "jawpenap". Is that like your jaw taking a nap? or Maybe when your mouth hangs open when you fall asleep? Hmm...

Jeff said...

What a way with words you have. True talent Missie. Let it flow and see what happens.

Jeff said...

Wow. That's amazing. True Talent! Keep it coming.

Missie said...

Thanks, y'all. You are all so sweet to leave such nice comments.

Sometimes the love I feel for my children is so intense, it just makes my heart ache.

And other times? I could happily sell them on eBay. ;)

A GIRL RUNNING said...

oh Beautiful post :)

I found your blog via a link on another blog that I can't remember...that is so not helpful I know LOL

Together We Save said...

Sweet, wonderful, loving comments about your children.

Daiquiri said...

Oh, for Pete's sake. Made me cry, you turkey! Beautiful writing...

PS. My random word verification word is "foodilla" - that's just cruel! ;-)

Jessica said...

*ppppmmmmpph* That's me blowing my nose after tearing up at WORK! Thanks for this one, Miss. Hey, I think you need to get crack-a-lackin on that there book of yours! If this post is any indicator of what your book will be like, I'm anxiously awaiting its publication.

BTW...my random word is "lessemph." I guess I need to slow down a bit?

Missie said...

I love y'all. All y'all. Yes, even you.