Friday, January 16, 2009
As Big as the Sky
My children seem to begin each day with a trumpet shout, a blink and stare pause at the big surprise: here we all are again!
There you are, and me too. They grin, Janie and Jack, and stumble into bed with me, their cold toes and rolling covers. Janie says to me over and over, "I love you, little woman." Jack brings us baggies of Cheerios. Then they take turns flopping and tumbling on the bed over and over - and over, until Jack has a bloody nose. "I love you as deep as the ocean and big as the sky and as many as the stars all stuck together, Momma."
And so the day begins.