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Sunday, December 26, 2010

My new excuse

With apologies for the poor inexcusably awful image editing, I introduce you to the newest member of the Bas~Melech family:

(Just because she happens to be a girl doesn't mean she has to be associated with a sissy book instead of a perfectly awesome one.)

I was also going to honor her in this post with a poem, but of course I composed it on Shabbos and...sigh. So I'll leave you with a motherly muse instead.

To TLP:
In the past, you knew only comfort (I assume...): warmth, nurturing, safety. Now you cry in desperation - you've found a world of hunger, cold, loneliness. I could let you cry a little longer. You won't starve or freeze. Really, you're OK. That's life, you'll get used to it eventually.

But I don't. I couldn't. I run to answer your every whimper, to make sure your needs are met immediately, to comfort you however I can.

Why? I know I can't protect you forever...

Maybe it's to make sure you know the feeling of being cared for in this world, to make sure you know such a thing still exists, so one day when I'm not here for you anymore - or when, despite my efforts, the harshness of the world comes to bite - when you'll be called upon to just believe that Hashem is taking care of you and it's all OK, you'll already know what it means to trust. Remember somewhere deep inside how secure you feel right now; that's where you want to come back to in due time.

It's OK, I'm here, as soon as you start to cry I'm waiting to scoop you into my arms and give you what you want.

(Now that you know that, can you please calm down so I can go back to sleep?)

Love,
Your Mommy

P.S. You are the cutest thing I have ever seen. Ever.

7 comments:

u no hu said...

Mwa. Give TLP a huge kiss from me. Really! (And thanks for letting me know what her blogger name is! I didn't know what to call her!) ;-)

ProfK said...

Mazel tov! May you and your husband continue to find TLP a joy and a wonder (hey, sleep is highly overrated they tell me) and may she be a source of nachas and happiness to you and your family.

Sun inside Rain said...

Mazel tov! Thanks for sharing the really exciting news. The letter you wrote is so beautiful. She's lucky to have you as her mother.

May you see much nachas from her, always!
Hope you have an easy and healthy recuperation. Take care of yourself.

Devorah said...

Mazel tov!!
That is a really beautiful letter. I hope you show it to her one day when she can appreciate the depth behind it. She is very lucky to have such a wonderful mother like you.

May Hashem give you the strength you need to be the best mother - with or without whatever sleep you get!!

Soul Comfort said...

Mazel Tov!

Galilee Silks said...

Sadly, as I am sure you are already becoming aware, they don't stay little for long. I loved your post and, as a parent, I completely understand!

Toyin O. said...

You sound like an awesome mom:)