Saturday, May 1, 2010

SOOC Saturday : Returning Home

Last night I return after the week on the road

R looks at me stunned ( I have asked DH to  not write me in on R's schedule - in case I am delayed )

He then tries to pick up the threads where we left them

Makes me sing all of our  songs

Yellow Submarine
Hello Goodbye
Rudolph
Deck the halls etc

Slowly trying to take in that I am really there

I used to wonder earlier why he rushed up to me joyfully every evening after work -lifting his arms to be picked up, covering my face with kisses

But needed to somehow adjust when I return after a work trip

I used to wonder if he somehow had become used to being without me and that he had not missed me

But nowI know that the fact that he needs this sort of  buffer zone before he fully connects -  means the opposite

It means  he had missed me too much

 I ask him "Shee with  Mother " ( mommy do bedtime )

He answers solemnly - "Ess" ( yes )

As I  do our familiar bedtime routine - which now incorporates Pablo and Diego - he suddenly looks at me sadly - his face crumples - and the tears start

I hold him close and tell him that though I travel - I take him with me everywhere in my heart

And I do

As he finally drifts off into a deep sleep ( sleeping for the next 12 hours ) I look at his slight sleeping form  in the half light and thank god for the giving me this  enchanting child

Melody asks us to share a truth that we feel in our heart today

And the truth - is that I feel there never was a mother more loved

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14 comments:

Þorgerður said...

Sweet and hard to be so deeply missed and needed.
Thanks for sharing this.

robin said...

What a great picture of him...sleeping, they're so angelic that way! I need a buffer zone when my hubby returns home from work (when he's gone 2 weeks.) We usually go out to eat or spend an hour or so getting caught up before we can get back in the groove of life.

Lisa said...

There is something magical about a sleeping child, but what is more magical is the relationship you two share.

Love you K!

Tara R. said...

Beautifully stated. i am still enchanted watching my nearly grown baby boy sleep (he'll be 17yo next month). They always looks so at peace.

Kris said...

What an adorable picture of your sleeping son. Somehow, when they are sleeping, everything seems calm and perfect.

KApted said...

Aww! That brought tears to my eyes. There's nothing like the love between a mother and child. What a beautiful picture and sweet post!

Mr. Daddy said...

"A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart." ~Allan Beck

Another great post K....

Karyn said...

One child I work with, requests his songs as soon as he sees me too. Yellow Submarine is one of his favourites. I love that he loves music.

SoCo mom said...

So sweet! Love your post and photo.

Isn't it wonderful, what our children can tell us without words?

danette said...

So sweet, and what a precious picture of him :).

Rachel said...

Awww - I love that he loves you so!

And I feel like I am always telling you what a darling he is :)

Kim said...

So sweet. I love this!

Melody said...

Your truth always, always, awakens my heart.

He is so beautiful...and so is his mother's love.

Julie said...

just beautiful. all of it...and I am enchanted with your boy. he is precious!

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