Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dear Jude

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, 
worry about the future, 
or anticipate troubles, 
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." 
-- Buddha

Dear Jude,

It's amazing... 
You are amazing. 
Not even two months old, and already teaching me life lessons.

Tonight you were a challenge.  Everyone else fell asleep but you.  You wanted to be with me.  And after I did a load of dishes, you started to cry so I carried you down the hall into your room and laid you on the changing table.

And as I changed your diaper mindlessly... I noticed you stopped moving your legs. 
You were completely still.
I looked up at you...and you smiled at me. 

You brought me back to the moment.

After that, we had a lengthy, slow paced... completely in the moment... conversation.
You mostly listened, cooed a few times and smiled occasionally.

It was a good talk, and you're finally asleep... off to bed we go.

Love always,


  1. Olivia ~ you remind me what it was like being a mommy of little boys, and how they remind us, "hey... I am here... be with me... let's enjoy each other." Simply love!


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