Sunday, May 31, 2009
I won’t miss getting up at 5:30 every weekday morning, that’s for sure. But I will miss these moist warm mornings when I get to walk the kids out to the bus, which stops by our mailbox.
I will miss watching Liam run like anything, from an imaginary truck, to an imaginary reward.
I will miss watching him read Harry Potter, lost in another world, as meadowlarks and bluebirds sing all around him.
He won't miss the meadowlarks and bluebirds until he's been away a long, long time. They are the soundtrack of his life, and he doesn't know what it's like not to hear them. He doesn't yet know what it is to live with car alarms and sirens for music. But someday he will. That day needs to wait awhile. Neither of us are ready.
I hang on to these days.
And am thankful for Chet, who stays with me when Liam isn't here.
That's why I wanted a boy dog.