“Boston,” I ask, “Will you be my best friend forever?”
“Even when your 16?”
“Yes, forever and ever!”
I feel the tears begin to burn. I wonder, what really lies ahead for us?
What will life throw at her? In what ways will it try to break her dear form? The thoughts begin to consume me to the point of deep heartache. How I long to keep her sheltered from all the cruelty of this world. If only I could be her protecter forever and ever. . .
She’s three. She goes to nursery school, soccer, ballet. She is most always forced to walk as I carry her little brother to and fro. She is the “big sister.” The independent one. That afternoon, she was my little girl. “Mom, do you want to come cuddle with me in your bed?” she asked. I… Continue reading My Only New Year’s Resolution
You did not wish to share the lollipop. You each wanted it all to yourself, to enjoy every moment, to savor to the last drop. And as I watched you trying so patiently to wait for a taste of the treasure, I was suddenly left a bit numb. For I realized I don’t want to… Continue reading 7 Things This Mom Wants Most for Christmas