Thursday, March 18, 2010

Toothless smiles

Canon had his first tooth break the surface yesterday, so i immediately became nostalgic about those precious toothless smiles as they will no longer be. Here is sweet one he generously shared with me.

Friday, March 5, 2010

one year ago today...

Dear Canon,

One year ago this morning your tiny body heaved it's first mighty cry to let the world know you were here...and planning to stay. Oh, how small you were, but how thankful we were that you made it to be that big. So many in our situation start oh so much smaller than you.

Here we are, a year later, and you are currently unloading the utility closet. I guess the sock drawer that you were working on a minute ago just felt too juvenile, and you were ready to graduate to heavy machinery. But now, sandpapering the kitchen floor with has been abandoned for some lap time.

You seem to have recovered your difficult start, now if I can just follow your example. I love you baby boy. I can't imagine life without you.



Winter Fog

I apologize for not having much to say the past few months. This season has been an especially dark and cold one, for many reasons unrelated to the weather; although the winter does slow my response time & blow coldness into the deepest regions of my soul. I do intend to attempt to thaw out with some of these warmer rays of hope starting to come through my window, & then maybe I'll have something to offer besides frost bite...

My friends, if I get lost in the cave, please don't leave me there: come find me so I don't freeze to death. I wouldn't ask, if (one) I didn't know that it was necessary. Hibernation is only therapeutic for a time, then becomes deathly dangerous. And (two) I believe that I would only need you to lead me to the exit, and I think I could find my way from there.