Love doesn’t want him to know how scared I’ve been. Love doesn’t want him to feel like he’s wrong or bad or a burden, ever.
Love doesn’t want her to feel like she’s being lost in the shuffle, like the only way to get my attention is to act out. Love doesn’t want her to feel invisible or less than, ever.
So instead, love does. Love kisses his hot forehead, smooths back his hair, pours juice, brings medicine, turns on the television, assures him it’s okay to rest, snuggles up just like when he was small and helps him fall into a feverish sleep.
Love bakes cookies for her club meeting, spends an hour prepping materials for science experiment subject kits, and never once gives in to the urge to say “You should’ve…” or “This is your job.” Instead, love cheers her on, checks her work, smiles and hugs and looks her in the eye when her work is done and says, “Thank you for doing what you needed to do. I hope you’re feeling as proud of you as I am.”
Love does. Amen.
(Happy Love Thursday, everyone.)
Happy Love Thursday, chickie. If anyone deserved that nap today, it was you.
although it doesn’t hurt love to occasionally remind – in a sweet way – repeat offenders that an emergency (imminently-due project) on their part does not de-facto mean an emergency on ours.
Happy love Thursday – sending an extra bit your way for the recent tough times.
Happy Love Thursday Mir.
Amen! And we know your love is doing all he can to make sure you are okay, too. :)
You’re amazing, Mir. Happy Love Thursday!
Happy Love Thursday, Mir!
(CAT scan results? Am chewing my nails to buggery…)
This is lovely. Happy Love Thursday, Mir.
Love is the best!
This here is what makes you such a wonderful mother. Happy Love Thursday!
Well done. Well said. Well loved.
*tearing up* AS USUAL. Well done, Mir. Hope the weekend brings rest and relief for all of you!
“Love does”. Thanks for the reminder Mir.
Still holding my breath and praying at the same time…
A Gathering of Love, I’d say.
Wow, you really have a way with words! You should be a writer or something! :)
I love your Love Thursday posts!
Beautifully said. Still keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sometimes it just all seems like too much and yet love prevails.
Crying again on a Thursday, I am. Happy Love Thursday Mir.
Thank you for being so up front with everything you write. It helped me, today, to remember that it isn’t personal when my son melts down. It isn’t personal when he’s discouraged and retreats into his head. It isn’t personal when he forgets things that have always been the same. Love is the cure. Love is the treatment. Love is the answer.
Happy Love Thursday Mir.
You’re doing a great job.
For real. Believe it.
Yes, Love does indeed! Beautiful.
No matter what the results of Monkey’s CT-scan, he could not possibly have a better mother to help him through it. And to keep Chickie feeling loved at the same time.
Happy Love Thursday, Mir.
Oh honey. I’m sorry that it is so very hard. You are wonderful and doing a great job with a tough situation!
Thank you for such a well written post reminding us all that love is a verb most of all.
You. Are. Amazing.
I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again:
You kick ass at parenting.
Rooting for you guys, praying hard, holding you in the light.
OMG, that is the sweetest post, ever. You rock!! Your kiddos are lucky.
This beautiful post tells me that you will not only survive this struggle that we call motherhood, that seems so unfair, that is harder than anything but you are going to come out on top with fist held high proclaiming victory.
You are an amazing mother.
Good job, Mir.
You are a much more pretty mom than I could ever hope to be.
I’m hoping that something like a sinus issue (didn’t Monkey have some mysterious thing months back with green bogeys on just one side?) shows in the results, just to have SOMETHING to focus on. ((hugs))
Oops, just searched, that was apparently in *2005*.
Sniffle. So sweet.
Beautiful. I’m just reading this now, so happy Love Friday.
I needed that after the bad day I had this week. Very sweet.
Love is a problem solver!
I love this one because you are right…love does all thoes things and more :)
Hang in there, Mir. You’re doing great.
Love is certainly quite selfless. I need her around more often. :)