Mine to Love

Shh.. Just the two of us in a dim-lit room. No matter how small you’ve been you’re as small as you’re ever going to be. Sharply sweet with milky breath and chubby cheeks. Quiet calm even though you do not sleep. I can lay like this forever, eyes locked in the dark. Your fingers wrapped around my thumb. “They” say not to make eye contact. How could I not? Instead I’ll kiss your forehead and breathe you deep. They can do what they want with their babies, but you are mine to love at all hours of the day.

5 thoughts on “Mine to Love

  1. I have been reading your blog from time to time for a few months now after a friend pointed me to it. Thank you so, so much for sharing your beautiful words and thoughts with the world. I have been reading a number of things on the web about mothering that have really upset me recently, and I have decided to stop looking at many of the sites I used to visit. I’m going to read your blog instead.

    1. Sarah- Many of my letters come after reading similar things on the web. “Reading that was painful. ::goes back to my own space to write::

  2. Thank you for your beautiful writings. I will return again and again for the comfort I have so needed as a new mother trying to follow her instincts. Thank you for sharing your wise and intuitive perspective on parenting. This blog brings me so much peace of mind.

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