Monday, August 31, 2009

One lucky mother


Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything speaks to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.

-Anne De Lenclos


Morning sun has broken through the fog that crept in overnight, a nice cooling fog after all the end of summer heat. I feel like this summer has lasted at least twice as long as a normal summer and I am so ready for the fall to come. I am so ready to also stop feeling nauseous and get my energy back. I am now just starting my second trimester but apparently the early pregnancy symptoms do not care at all, they insist on persisting!


And so do I, in spite of it all. I have managed to not let everything go, I have been keeping up, if nominally, and waiting it out. Getting the flu did not help, but I was very well taken care of Babou, who healed me in record amounts of time. She came into our bedroom while I was sick and stood by the bedside. She shook her hands in a motion to stop, both in front of her, and said "Mama, don't worry!" And then she leaned over me and cupped my cheek in her little hand and said, "I help you." I could not ask for more.

7 comments:

Mary Alice said...

I want to hug her all up. My beautiful and empathetic little niece., the future nurse practitioner. I want to hug her all up, even though she becomes very indignant when she calls me on your phone expecting to talk to her Daddy…why would I answer her Daddy’s phone? I mean it is so simple, when one pushes a button expecting to get their daddy..one should automatically get their daddy right?

Yo is Me said...

she's so cute!!

Cookie said...

So cute! So thoughtful!
I love the quote under the pic.

Katrina Hazel, Recruitment Hero said...

she's soooo pretty... she's going to be a knockout with those blue eyes! I feel like I haven't seen her in forever! Must be remedied!!

Anonymous said...

Could that child BE more beautiful? I don't see how it's possible.

Feel better!
Love, T.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The healing power of a small child cannot be overestimated.

She is gorgeous.

Hen said...

Babou, you are utterly adorable!