January 13, 2012

celestial body

She finally broke down, "Mama, I'm sick." A cold got the best of her today, and I stroked her hair until she fell asleep. I mouthed the word magnificent, and hoped I'd remember to write this down. That is a good word. She was fine as long as she was touching some part of me and I was fine as long as her eyes were finally closed. Her face round like the moon, and I her earth.

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  1. Her face round like the moon, and I her earth...

    perfect. there's really no other way to describe it.

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  2. That will always be one of my favorite lines...the moon and the earth. Love.

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  3. Sigh. What a lovely relationship you have with her, and how adept you are at describing it.

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  4. how sweet. sounds just like my evening/night yesterday with my almost 3 year old...

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  5. That was beautifully put. I'm sorry she doesn't feel
    Well though

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  6. So so so sweet. Exactly how I feel when my little girl is sick.

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  7. don't you just love that your touch is all they need sometimes?

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  8. "...and I her earth." Amazing.

    Hope she feels better soon.

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  9. Simply beautiful.

    Hope she feels better soon.

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  10. poor baby! I love those moments. My son is old enough now (almost 13!!!). I was sick not too long ago, which I am very rarely sick. He smoothed MY forehead, kissed it and said a blessing over me.

    I must not act too horrid to get that from him. He tells me that I am a wonderful mom. Aww!!

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  11. Stunning ode to mothering love in what? Less than 100 words? Perfection.

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  12. Lovely <3 Absolutely. I've been there.

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  13. Truly gorgeous. Posts like this make me doubt that you ever have a hard time being gentle.

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  14. This is the kind of post where I hesitate to say anything and disrupt the magic.

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