A year and then some.

A year has passed. One could say that at any point and it would be just as true.  A year has passed and then some. Her birthday has come and gone. The first anniversary of my birth day as well. Emotions gain so much in parenthood.  Patience expands beyond previous horizons repeatedly. Joy bubbles to bursting at times. Sorrow rises and oozes and weighs over everything.
The glee at a sprouted seed,  magnified.
The anticipation at the next growth stage,  heightened.
The pride in the successes,  overgrown.
And too, the melancholy and grievous loss over the end of the season,  palpable.
So long,  little baby.  Hello,  little lady.  Thank you for the memories you’ve given (and the tokens you’ve offered with your tiny starfish hands.) Thank you for the clues to cherish those “one last times” so that I wouldn’t miss them.  Thank you for all of the upheaval and growth.  I feel my mind’s weeds have been cleared and the soil of my spirit has never been richer.
I’m not sure that the goodbyes to each piece of you will ever grow easier to live,  but I’ll live them gladly because each goodbye for me ushers in your new hello. 

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6 comments on “A year and then some.

  1. albert says:

    You are blessed. We are too in your words. All life is interwoven.

  2. Tina says:

    The wonders will never cease.

  3. Robbie says:

    beautiful post:-) My youngest just finished his Masters + I am heading up there to attend his graduation…he was my last baby + how did that happen! A truly lovely post + for me the past few years, my kids are having kids. My oldest just had her twins in Sweden( a boy and girl)-how did that happen….I see your little girl and that is what my oldest will be to me—-how does that happen….”Thank you for all of the upheaval and growth. I feel my mind’s weeds have been cleared and the soil of my spirit has never been richer.
    I’m not sure that the goodbyes to each piece of you will ever grow easier to live, but I’ll live them gladly because each goodbye for me ushers in your new hello”
    Oh, you have a gift for words!
    I will greet a new goodby and celebrate their hew hellos…very well done!

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