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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

the quiet


The life I lead is carefully constructed. Haphazard at times, but purposeful.

The bus rolls up, and they disappear; their faces framed by sliding windows. My simple prayer: Let them soar. Let them be kind and generous. Fierce, if need be, and open. Let them soak it all up and return to me, for the better.

For snacks and kisses and quiet talks when the lights go out.

17 comments:

JCK said...

Breathtaking...and so flows on the page with your new blog design...

Kimberly said...

You write like a poet, my dear. What beautiful things to wish for your children.

Stu said...

We are glad to have your nest here just a bit longer.

-Stu

Madge said...

i'm new to your blog. i already know it's going to become a favorite. love the photo.

Anonymous said...

The picture says it all. They will enjoy spending a little more time with their friends and you, the serenity of a quiet home.

Love,
T

flutter said...

wow.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Holy wow.

Amanda said...

Oh the perfection. This is simply exquisite!

Beck said...

This was completely, utterly beautiful.

Magpie said...

Oh thank you. I put my kidlet on the bus today. For the first time.

Janet said...

A soothing balm for the melancholy. Thank you.

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh my heart. It just cracked a bit. All too soon I will do this again. and then again for the last, first, time.

This was beautiful.

Pgoodness said...

perfection.

holly said...

very very nice. i agree with kim - poetry.

Oliver Rain said...

I love this post Mama Milton. Enjoy your quiet.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Perfect.

Lisa Milton said...

Thank you kindly for your kind words.