Sunday, August 12, 2007

three and holding

We went on a marathon 2.5 hour walk yesterday and M walked almost the whole way which was pretty incredible. She passed out soon after we got home which was a major Saturday night coop. The unfortunate thing was that we failed to make the most of it and passed out too.

Before she went to bed she came up to me and threw her arms around me tight and said You are my best friend, mommy. My best friend EVER. And my heart cracked wide open and ran all over the floor in crimson puddles of love and joy and warmth and knowing. I still don' t technically consider myself a kid person but I truly had no idea how head over heels you could fall for these little people that come in to your life and turn every fiber of your being upside down. Even if they do spend most of their waking hours whining their asses off.

And of much more importance, three women need our support right now. Jenn as she wrestles with her body, Mrs. Chicken as she wrestles with her mind and Orange as she wrestles with God. I stand shoulder to shoulder with you all.

31 comments:

Julie Pippert said...

Oh that is so sweet! It does just knock your socks off. This is why we can handle the rest. :)

Was it a marathon or a 'for a cause' marathon?

Much support to the friends in need.

Dog days of summer for sure.

Julie
Ravin' Picture Maven

The Expatriate Chef said...

I hate the stroller thing, we make the kiddo walk everywhere. It's great for them! You put into words exactly how much in love I am with my little one. I've never felt anything so amazing as this. Yup, even through the Terrible Twos!

slouching mom said...

Yes, there are quite a few women in my thoughts today.

The power these little ones have to move us is awesome.

thailandchani said...

I'm not surprised that M feels that way.

2.5 hours for a child her age. That is amazing! :)

I'll check out the other blogs.


Peace,

~Chani

Mrs. Chicken said...

Thank you.

So much.

Beck said...

Beautiful. The love my kids have for me and that I have for them has been the single greatest joy in my whole life.

Sandra said...

My heart cracked open just reading that.

liv said...

God they are so sweet at this age. D and I still have a "who's your best friend?" ritual. It just picks me up when I'm feeling down.

ewe are here said...

Awwww. What a darling girl you have.

And 2.5 miles - wow! Good for her!

urban-urchin said...

It's those moments that stop you from putting them on the front porch with a "free!" sign around there neck at times isn't it?

2.5 miles is pretty amazing.

flutter said...

and we stand shoulder to shoulder with you.

kristen said...

there's nothing better than someone small that loves you like that. nothing.

Trenting said...

Don't you just love the kiddlings, My son once in awhile says "You're so pretty mommy" As long as I am to him, that's all that matters in the world..

meno said...

I am not a kid person either. And mine still tells me that i am one of her best friends, when she is not mad at me. We are lucky to hear that.

Aliki2006 said...

You are amazing--2.5 miles!

And what a beautiful post, a strong and wonderful one.

Lawyer Mama said...

Ah, adorable! It makes my heart melt just hearing about it.

2 1/2 miles is pretty good!

painted maypole said...

ah those sweet days. Now my child says things to me like "I made this for Daddy because I LOVE Daddy." I am, apparently, the chopped liver left on her plate (not that I feed her chopped liver or anything....)

thailandchani said...

Jen.. award for you over my way.


Peace,

~Chani

Momish said...

I never considered myself a kid person either, but am re-evaluating that stance every day. They are amazing and much more!

I just came from Jenn's. I didn't know about the other women, thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Oh man, that made my heart hurt. But in a good way.

kgirl said...

It's amazing, how powerful their words and their hugs are.

I've been thinking about Jenn. The thing about positive energy is that its stronger when spread, so I'm on my way to see the others now.

Jennifer said...

Ahhh. Amazing how just a few words, from these little beings... Ahhh.

Slackermommy said...

No better way to end a day!

I'll go check out your friends and offer some support.

Redneck Mommy said...

My heart just explodes with love every time I read your words.

Not as good the real thing, but I've no doubt our paths will cross again.

carrie said...

There is a quote somewhere about having children, it says something like: "having children is like giving your heart permission to walk around outside of your body for the rest of your life".

I will never forget that one. Ever.

Carrie

KC said...

Oh, jen. Magic.

mitzh said...

Children are truly a blessing, they pick us up when we least expect it...

Persephone said...

This post makes me less scared of having children, somehow.

Janet said...

Beautifully put.

And the title of this post? Genius. (wink, nudge)

blooming desertpea said...

Yes, they are a pain most of the time but thank God for them - where else would you get such unconditional love, unless you had a dog ... :)

Susanne said...

I, too, didn't know how much I could fall in love with a tiny person who drives me crazy all the time. And then hugs me and tells me how much he loves me. *sniff*

Now I'll go and check your links out.