Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hush

hush, baby, i want to take in all of you right now, want to memorize your impossible black eyelashes leaving shadows on your cheek, those stone-colored eyes i've never seen on another little boy, make constellations in your freckles that match mine just-so. hush, little one, everyone else is sleeping, but i'm not afraid of you waking them; i'm afraid we'll lose this moment of just us, the house all dark and still, and only us awake and sitting here. you grabbed my hand and i couldn't believe you would, that mama-love despite being busy-four, and so i rake your curls and shssssh you. hush, my love, for just a little while tonight.


linking with emily's imperfect prose

19 comments:

Leslie said...

Such a sweet quiet moment. I remember those days...

amy said...

i know this... breathe in those babes deep, beautiful.

deb said...

tugged at me so , these words.
there isn't anything quite like it.
thank you for bringing me back.

( sorry I've been taking so long to get 'round to everyone ;()

Sarah said...

Tears. This is so sweet, Misty. You're a wordsmith and a heart-seer.

Wandering On Purpose said...

You have beautifully captured this tender moment in your words. I love the "constellations in your freckles."

Jodi said...

Splendiferous! Real and for true. I hope your baby will read this someday for himself.

Graceful said...

Sighing with the sweet peace of this.

Brian Miller said...

what a beautiful moment you captured...makes me think of those early days with my boys...i still look at them in awe...smiles.

Nancy said...

Yes, friend, take in every moment. Savor them.

Amy in Peru said...

oh I remember...

Brownie said...

It is great to read this along with all of the other moms who are commenting. We share this moment with each other, moms of all time have had this experience with their little ones. And still, it is our own private memory we think of. One that even our children will not remember. As if we were the only ones in that moment - ours alone, and ours to share with other moms. So unique.


Do Fathers have these secret rendezvous as well?

Kati patrianoceu said...

Oh that was totally me when my nephew was a baby! His mother got him everyday, I figured. On the rare treat days when I was in town and terribly jetlagged, I wanted the early-morning moments to never end...

Laura said...

You have captured such a precious moment. I miss those quiet times nursing my girls so long ago. Thank you for the time travel.

Kara said...

Wow, the memories that brings back, but then I still experience those kinds of moments now, if I will sit still long enough for them.

Beautiful words. Do cherish the truth they represent!

Blessings,
Kara

Linda said...

This is lovely Misty. These are precious moments - imprinted on our hearts.

Bethany Ann said...

so sweet and warm. don't you wish you could bottle up the scent of them?

Melissa@one thing said...

Ohhhhh....YES. Hush you big clumsy 'fours' and let mamma hold you longer!

Kim Hyland said...

So sweet. Your words capture this unique and universal moment so well. I still cherish these times with my "baby" who will be 8 this month. I think I'll be bribing him soon to let me cuddle him up.

emily wierenga said...

misty i'm crying... how you've captured it. and for more of these... but then, they wouldn't be as special, would they? and how time flies. you are a good, good mama. and an excellent writer. xo