Monday, February 2, 2009

Sensitive new-age man

I lost my wedding ring last week. Yes, I panicked...looked high and low, etc etc. It was missing for a week and we found it yesterday, so balance is restored in my world. But that's not the story.

When I found my ring, I had been so worried about having lost it, I started to cry. I couldn't help it...I was so glad to have it back. Toast leaned out of hubby's arms, into mine, wrapped his little arms and legs around me and laid his head on my shoulder. "It's alright, mama," I could feel him thinking.

I just got off the phone with our hospice nurse...well, her voicemail. I"m trying to set up some visits to help us get through this month of anniversaries, and I had a few questions about the memorial service for all of the kids hospice served who left this earth in the past year. I couldn't get through the call without crying. Toast looked at me, so concerned, and when I picked him up...from a sea of toys that he had been decimating ten seconds before...he snuggled in and laid his head on my shoulder. "It's alright, mama."

I know, my man, I know.

3 comments:

Carol, Song of Joy said...

How wonderful, dear. God is present in that little man, too. Thinking of you as you enter this painful, or more painful, time. And I'm sure glad you found your ring!

With love and prayer,
Carol

hoppytoddle said...

Well, due to the timing, I think loss of any kind, even things, would be hard for me if I were in your shoes.

I always say I wouldn't be able to take the thing most boys do around 11 when it's no longer cool to hug mama.

Big Hugs with Back Rubs.

trish said...

..here you go ..into a really difficult time..I know you will handle it with many tears and a lot of grace ..blessings on you all ...Trish xo