Nearly full

August 27th, 2007

Tonight I laid awake for a long time. I went into my daughter’s bedroom and watched her sleep. I saw the deep shadows and the midnight glow. She did not stir.

I went because the nights are numbered, and I do not know the count.


  1. yes, yes!

    (and i don’t want to know the count…i only hope it’s a number larger than i dreamed possible)

    Comment by Wendy — August 27, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

  2. waaaaaah. that makes me weepy.

    Comment by tracey — August 27, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

  3. Oh, goodness. This one hurts it’s so good.

    Last night one of my girls would not stop crying. I thought of you, your wise words, and relished every single second as she stared up and into my eyes, seeking something only I could offer.

    For the first time, honestly, I actually felt like a mom. Like I was not only needed, but I served, and felt her thanking me with her eyes.

    Comment by Shawn — August 28, 2007 @ 12:34 am

  4. thank you so much for your beautiful blog.

    jewish tradition teaches us to number our days so that we should use each one to its fullest. it seems as though you were using even the nights…

    Comment by phyllis — August 28, 2007 @ 3:08 am

  5. This is so very beautiful but somewhat sad too. The nights are numbered.

    Lovely blog you have here. Glad to have found it today.

    Comment by Karen Beth — August 28, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

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