Brief Visit

14 Feb

Okay, I know I said I was gone. And I am.

But I just wanted to pop in and share this with anyone who may visit my blog.

This one video sums up everything that I am about. Every decision I make. Every thought I have is wrapped up in this one truth. I am a mother. For better or worse. If you don’t get that, you’ll never get me.

It is a beautiful message from a mother to her daughter on what it means to be a mother. But I think it works  just as well for a son. I hope that one day Adam will know that this is how I feel. I want him to “carry my love in his body and pass it on”. I know that he probably won’t ever understand what it means to be a mother.

And that’s okay.


I found it on this blog. The original is from here. And these are the words.

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER(HIM): (If I knew what to say.)

You are a miracle.

And I have to love you this fiercely:
So that you can feel it even after you leave for school,
or even while you are asleep,
or even after your childhood becomes a memory.

You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.

Being a mother means having your heart broken.

And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together.

And it’s the best there is. And also, sometimes, the worst.

Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to.

Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are.

But you must remember this: What you’re doing matters.

And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.

The truth is, being a woman is a gift.
Tenderness is a gift.
Intimacy is a gift.
And nurturing the good in this world is a nothing short of a privilege.

That’s why I have to love you this way.
So I can give what I have to you.
So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on.

I have watched you sleep.
I’ve kissed you a million times.
And I know something that you don’t, yet:

You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.

And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.


2 Responses to “Brief Visit”

  1. Suzaan February 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    It is truly beautiful and inspiring and very appropriate for all sexes.

    Take care Pia

  2. sleepyjane February 19, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I miss you already!! x

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