Monday, October 24, 2011

Looking out toward the sea, the day will come when each of them sails away into the unknown. I told them to stand there while I immortalized their silhouettes.

"What for?" they whine.

Because you are all that is beautiful, I command.
Because you are my heart, and my life, I order.

Sometimes mom-love is militant, and while it inconveniences them in times of ease, it comforts when the storm rolls in.



We walked home through the forest in comradery after that, lugging all the things we had brought with us, when suddenly the boy-man folded his hand over mine and took my heavy bag from me.

"Let me carry your bag, mom, it's heavy."

And the comfort during the storms of life comes crashing back my way... If only I could take a picture of that, my heart sighs.

xo

17 comments:

Evi said...

Très très jolies photos de la belle Toscane. Et combien émouvant ton poste de ce matin! Oui, les enfants arrivent dans notre vie, ils chamboulent tout, et un jour ils vont leur propre chemin... snif,snif!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice thoughts today, I think many of us found a special comfort with our mothers.

Pete said...

amazing how fast they grow up

Changes in the wind said...

It is not easy to raise children and there are so many different thoughts on the subject but one true thing...do it with love and you will reap the blessings as you are already experiencing.

TexWisGirl said...

oh this was so beautiful. and intensely touching, allison...

Katie (Nature ID) said...

If I had children, you would be the mother I'd most like to be like. Unfortunately, dreams and reality are not the same. I thank my lucky stars that I found a fellow who is similar to your Russian - loving and supportive in every way. Does your family ever read your blog regularly? Again, thank you for sharing your inner thoughts, Allison.

Meg said...

Oh how sweet! It's so nice to get to a point and know that you did indeed do it right, at least a little bit. I like the "mom-live is militant" bit, hehe. ;)

Judy said...

What a wonderful young man you have raised.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Allison,

What a lovely idea to take a photo of your loved ones.

Being a mum can be hard work but it is the absolute best job that anyone could ever have.
I adore being a mum and know that you do too.

Enjoy your family.


Fiona x

Pam said...

Allison, your heart and mind has that moment embedded in your sole that no picture could capture.

Love by the sea, never fads.

xo
Pam

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Some things are better experienced without pictures, I think. :)

Randy said...

What a great post!

MarmePurl said...

Moments like that never leave our hearts, trust me.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A very sweet and simple post on the fleetingness of childhood from a mother's perspective.

Debbie said...

No words I write here could match the beauty of your post. I love your heart, dear friend!

Love always,
Debbie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a sweet kid. It only takes a small gesture like that to make us moms melt.

Country Mouse Studio said...

such a thoughtful son must have thoughtful parents :O)