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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Isn't it Though? A Lovely Ride? Happy Mothers' Day, Y'all.

On a day like today, with the sun gently filtering through the bedroom window and across our bed in blind-patterned slats -- our bed full of a tumbled jumble of children and coffee cups and laptops and love -- I'm keenly aware of the passage of time.

Five Mothers' Days ago Al and I snuggled alone in this same bed and I unwrapped his gift to me of a carefully-selected diaper bag. We were expecting Bean then. Now, in the blink of an eye, she's confidently toting that same diaper bag for me as our sweet baby Peabody rides along through our daily life merrily perched on my hip.

Next year we'll have a nearly six year old and a full-fledged toddler. And then. Well, then we'll be impatiently listening for their cars in our driveway, delivering them from their own homes far away from us. A Mothers' Day visit, perhaps, and then just the two of us again.

I watched my neighbor Rosemarie wave her youngest daughter down the street last night, her beautiful high school senior and our favorite babysitter, a princess with her prince, off to the Prom for the last time. She stared after them for a long time and turned back to her front door. And in turning she stopped and looked over at me as I sat in my chair on the driveway, watching my own daughter pedal her tricycle over the sidewalk between our homes.

"Oh, I wish she were still that age," she sighed, shaking her head slowly. I smiled back sadly with the deepest sense of understanding and no small amount of my own wistfulness. And as Rosemarie closed her door against the chilly evening, I called Bean to me, lifted her to my lap, buried my nose and lips in her hair and wrapped my arms so tightly around her they were nearly doubled.

I must find a way to enjoy time's steady and unstoppable march, or being a mother is going to break this heart of mine.



James Taylor, singing one of my all-time favorites, The Secret of Life. Hope you have time to give it a listen with the people you love best.


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35 comments:

  1. Nicely said. Happy Mother's Day Megan.

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  2. Very touching. I hope you have a great day!!

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  3. I have been a teary eyed mess today! I dont know if it is because of the reason you have so elegantly stated here today or the fact that i am pregnant and the hormones just wont leave me alone. Either way i hope you have a great Mother's Day!

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  4. Sniff sniff, I need to stop reading blogs, I'm a teary eyed mess. Happy Mother's Day Megan!

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  5. And you're going to break mine! That was a beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to someone who truly appreciates the privilege of being a mom!
    -- Nancy

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  7. So true - well said. Have a great day!

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  8. This is so true...time passes so quickly. Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. I feel the same way--now I'm all verklempt...

    Happy Mother's Day, Megan.

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  10. I love this post :-) Happy mother's day!

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  11. Yes. I've felt exactly the same way lately. I'm glad they are growing up, healthy and smiling and strong. But I also want them to stay my little ones, who cuddle and hold my hand and smell like summer.

    Can't we have everything?!?

    I think that's heaven.

    Happy Mother's Day, Megan. I love journeying this road with you.

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  12. I have been looking at Boo and Hunter lately wondering where the time went. I keep finding all these pictures from 4 years ago, when Boo was a little 3 year old, and I keep getting misty. So much time has passed.

    Happy Mother's Day Megan!!

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  13. Beautiful post. And you can never wrong with James Taylor!

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  14. I'm sobbing into my Special K over here, girl. This is so heartbreakingly true. Hope your Mother's Day was gorgeous.

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  15. awwww...sweet post! I can't even believe my little one is 17 months - and we have another one on the way, so he only gets to be my 'baby' for a few more months!! I loved this post! :)

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  16. oh girl....you made me totally tear up.

    love you, Megan!

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  17. Beautiful. We celebrated mother's day at the beach with our extended family and my 16-year-old niece was playing with my 6-year-old son, and I couldn't help but think of how it seemed like just the other day that I met my niece and she was the six-year-old and I was her uncle's girlfriend. Sigh. Time moves far too fast...

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