November 01, 2008

just to be


Yesterday, after doing everything a mother does all day... and doing the things that a Mother hasn't done for weeks... and then adding in a few other things like voting, and pumpkins, and Halloween... and trying to make it all fun and not yell at anyone, I was finally sitting... in the stands at the football game... early to save our seats. It was quiet... the breeze was rushing at me, and I was breathing it in... and it felt good... really good. My Mom leaned over to me, looked into my eyes, and simply said For the next three hours you don't have anything to do- just sit here. I put my arms around her, and she held me the way a Mom holds a daughter who needs a hug... and my eyes filled with tears... and I finally let just a few escape.

4 comments:

Devoted said...

Oh, the warmth and love that is contained in a mother's hug! Think I'll have coffee with mine this morning. Enjoyed your blog. :-D

Busy Bee Suz said...

You made me cry....I hope you get to rest this weekend. You need it friend.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

".... and not yet at anyone...."

Wow. Sounds like something I would say.

I can totally relate. Deep breaths! Enjoy those moments that tend to slip away in the "busy-ness" of life! :-)

The Tulip Lady said...

Oh love... you know there are different kinds of love...at our house there is "sister love" (we have to girls) there is "daddy's lov'n on momma right now" (the girls giggle and laugh when daddy kisses momma)and then there is "momma love"...it's a mighty powerful one, no matter how old you are. Love. Think I'll go get me some!