Monday, October 29, 2012

Orbit

  
I creep into the room to check on Claire.

The door squeaks.

Through the dim light, I see her eyes open. She looks at me without lifting her head.

“Mama," she says and smiles. Her eyes close again.

I feel fixed to my spot by the weight of my full heart.
 
A love this abiding. The sun around which a planet spins.  For each of us.

For Claire and me.

31 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful little scene from your life - lovely. Thanks for linking up today :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  2. beautiful. you are lucky to have each other.

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  3. I really love the picture you included. It's such a neat image for capturing the feeling in your words. Thanks for sharing on TALU!

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  4. Loving words :) I love the 3rd to last line, just beautiful :)

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  5. New follower from the mingle, would love a follow back :)

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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  6. oh such a sweety!! I do that with my lil ones.. love watching them sleep!

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  7. I don't even have kids, but the picture you painted in that short post made me really feel that moment. I even misted up for a second there. [#TALU]

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  8. This was so beautiful. Nothing like those little people to melt us. xx

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  9. Lovely post. New follower via the blog hop. I'd love a follow back. :)

    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  10. Thanks for joining us at the CHQ Blog Hop this week! We hope you made a few new bloggy friends and entered the giveaway :o)
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  11. Aw so simple yet so beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for linking up to Followers to Friend's blog hop, I hope you met some cool new bloggy friends :)
    Happy Halloween x

    P.S. Shabby Apple are giving away a dress on my blog if you want to enter! http://www.sweetpeasylvie.com/2012/11/im-stylish-breastfeeding-mama-shabby.html

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  12. Sweet. I wish my little girl would say "mama" at night without needing reassurance/feeding/changed/rocked back to sleep (not that I mind any of those activities.) Thanks for linking up with me this week.

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    1. Oh...where to begin. I've been there. It's only recently that we have emerged from that stage. You will get there, I'm sure of it!

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  13. awwwwww :D so cute!

    your blog name made me laugh btw :D

    Zia
    singing-blue.blogspot.ca

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  14. Following/commeting from the Mommy brain mixer! I hope you'll come and do the same :)
    http://fluffimama.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words of support. It means so much to me!

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  16. So sweet! Thanks for joining Nice to Meet You {GFC Blog Hop}. Hope to see you linking up again next Tuesday ;)
    -Mariely
    marielyvp.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, I can feel the love. Just beautiful. Dropping by from FYBF

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  18. New follower from Today with the Tennerys!

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  19. Thank you for sharing this. I enjoyed the poem,and the picture is amazing as well. It is amazing how much love comes into our lives when our little ones do!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! I think this is the best post I have read all week, and I have read a lot!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I am grateful for your words.

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  21. precious!

    Have a great night! Drop by thechiffondiary.com and say hi!

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  22. You captured beautifully an everyday (but amazing!) moment.

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  23. I feel fixed to my spot by the weight of my full heart.

    oh friend. YES. this describes it fully. completely.

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  24. Oh! So sweet and beautiful. I relate 100%. TALU

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