This

Posted by Kim on Saturday Feb 27, 2016 Under Photoetry

The thing about this love I feel,

is I don’t exactly know how to feel it.

All of it.

There are so many layers.

Just when I think I’ve got it…

I don’t.

You surprise me.

You catch me off guard.

Like one minute I am sound asleep

and the next minute you are laying on top of me, warm little arms wrapped about my neck, and you whisper ever so softly in my ear, “You’re the best mama ever.”

I haven’t even opened my eyes yet. I smile and think, “This. I am so lucky for this.”

My heart can not keep up.

Like the moment I am standing in the bathroom blow drying my hair

and then there you are. Laughing and jumping around, making silly sounds. I giggle and think, “This. I have so much fun because of this.”

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You sprinkle joy all over my days. All over my moments.

Like one afternoon I am driving us home from school.

You quietly reread a note Daddy wrote you about your game and then you ask for a pen. You write something and then nod off.

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When we get home, this

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Your little voice on paper.

You wrote Daddy back, “I love you, Tru!”

It is this.

This that you keep doing to me. Over and over again.

This that slows me down. Freezes life in an instant and makes me shiver with excitement.

You know that jolt that runs from your head to your toes from the contrast of the cold and makes you feel so alive. Makes every cell in your body tingle for a second.

This keeps me on my toes.

This is awesome.

This

is life.

And for this, I thank you.

I love you too much!

 

 

 

 

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My Heart

Posted by Kim on Sunday Feb 14, 2016 Under Photoetry

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My heart…constantly growing

Bursting right through my chest

My heart…constantly filling

Cascading a waterfall of joy

Those eyelashes…my heart

Those little freckles and the curve of that ear…my heart

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Those big new teeth…my heart

That smile and that boy…my heart

I ask, “Tru, what is love?”

You say, “Happy, fun, and peaceful.”

Yes. Yes, that’s it. That’s simply it.

You just described my heart.

Thank you.

Happy Valentine’s Day

I love you too much!

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Grandma’s Valentine

Posted by Kim on Monday Feb 8, 2016 Under A Few of My Favorite Things...

Grandma’s Valentine.

My Dad. Your Grandpa.

This man was the kindest, gentlest, most loving man I have ever known.

All he knew was how to love and he did so beautifully. Everyone around him could feel it.

He had nothing to prove and no one to impress.

Just love.

His quiet, simple ways were the heart of our family.

Grandma and Grandpa had a lasting love. The kind that goes on and on and on for thousands of years.

Diagnosed with lung cancer when I was 5 and spending much of his life in Johns Hopkins…Grandma was by his side.

Mulitple heart surgeries…Grandma was by his side.

Dialysis and kidney failure…Grandma was by his side.

Through all of his battles…Grandma was by his side.

He was so brave.

He stayed loving and sweet.

He was never bitter or discouraged.

He made the world a softer place.

A better place.

A more peaceful place.

When he left, it became harder.

It got darker.

It was tough trying to understand a world without that precious heart beating.

For me, it brightened a couple months later when you were born.

Your heart beating into this world.

Bringing back that love.

Draping a fine layer of peace over this place.

You share that same kind of gentleness.

I love you too much!

Song: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

 

 

 

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