October 26, 2013 by Katia
1. Thank you for that moment yesterday when Four Year Old lying on the ground having fallen flat on his back from the monkey bar started moving his legs. Thank you for the other mothers around me who remained calm and knew exactly what to ask and what not to do. Thank you for letting me hear the relief in their laughter once Four Year Old started wriggling his feet. Thank you for letting me know he was cared about.
2. Thank you for sharing a laugh last night with my husband. Thank you for occasionally making him work late to remind me how much I want him to come home.
3. Thank you for my mom’s two week visit and the visual reminder of what unconditional love looks like.
4. Thank you for people who don’t know you and comment on your post with words such as: “This is beautifully written. As a counsellor who works with women who’ve experienced rape and other forms of abuse, and a mother of two daughters, it’s easy to lose sight of the vulnerability and sweetness of little boys. Thank you for reminding me.”
5. Thank you for Crazy Hair Day at school.
6. Thank you for for Four Year Old launching himself like a rocket to run to me after school and tell me that: “mommy, everybody liked my Show and Share!”. Thank you for having him whisper: “mommy, Colin wanted to touch my show and share!” (his show and share was a photo of him and his brother, you guys).
7. Thank you for having a cool badge that says “Read My Words on Queen Latifah.Com” and the words to go with it.
8. Thank you for the constant smile on One Year Old’s face replaced with the occasional thoughtfulness as he opens his mouth and leans towards me to hold my chin in his mouth when he kisses me.
9. Thank you discovering my dog’s nose in the left hand side of that photo of me I consider the embodiment of sadness. That reminded me that even when you’re super sad there’s always someone who cares right next to you, even if you don’t notice it.
10. Thank you Lizzi for putting such touching words out there in the blogosphere, ones that make the blogosphere feel much more concrete and humane and real and thank you for the reminder that it is filled with people, not just words. Thanks for inviting me to participate today.