Before He Grows SOL 1 2015


It's finally here! March 1st and the annual Slice of Life writing challenge! I have some goals this year. Each slice will be just that a moment or piece of my day that I have chosen to write about. Not all of them will be nonfiction, but all will start with a moment of my day. 2. I will not write about just the weather, it might be embedded in my slice but it will not be the topic of my slice. 3. The slices will be personal and hopefully find me stretching my writing and thoughts more than I have in years past. In other words I will not be slicing just to slice. 4. I will comment on as many as I possibly can each day..

And so it begins... SOL #1 2015

A blanket of white has finally covered our rustic yard of this barren winter. I sit content after a satiating Sunday morning breakfast, drinking in the stillness and the quiet.  
He plays contentedly on the floor, but I can see the sleepiness creep in. A yawn. A stretch. I sit still and I wait.
He’s old enough to nap on his own now. His own bed. A warm spot on a blanket on the floor. But when he’s really tired, really contented; he searches for me. And I oblige. It won’t be long before I’m an afterthought, a memory of his youth.
I see it now. He stumbles over and touches my knee. I know it’s my lap he’s seeking for his resting spot today. My arms. I reach down and pull him to me. 
It’s been this way since he came home. Cuddle time, snuggle time, nap time is for the warmth of momma’s neck, and protection of her arms.
I know too from my others it will be gone all too soon. He will outgrow my lap and the need for our time.
So I let him rest. Stroke his downy hair and kiss his milky cheek. Just for this quite time. Just for this time before he grows beyond my lap. I am the momma and the place he chooses to rest.

5 comments:

  1. So many striking lines in your writing. I loved your use of long and short sentences throughout. The downy hair and milky cheeks...such a great image!

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  2. So many striking lines in your writing. I loved your use of long and short sentences throughout. The downy hair and milky cheeks...such a great image!

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  3. What a lovely comparison to a child! They really are so similar.

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  4. Love that you have this new puppy, Tammy. And glad to see you here! Happy slicing!

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  5. Aw, that is too sweet! Enjoy those snuggles while you can!

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