November 01, 2008
just to be
Yesterday, after doing everything a mother does all day... and doing the things that a Mother hasn't done for weeks... and then adding in a few other things like voting, and pumpkins, and Halloween... and trying to make it all fun and not yell at anyone, I was finally sitting... in the stands at the football game... early to save our seats. It was quiet... the breeze was rushing at me, and I was breathing it in... and it felt good... really good. My Mom leaned over to me, looked into my eyes, and simply said For the next three hours you don't have anything to do- just sit here. I put my arms around her, and she held me the way a Mom holds a daughter who needs a hug... and my eyes filled with tears... and I finally let just a few escape.