Monday, May 30, 2011

"It is not everyday that the world arranges itself into a poem."
— Wallace Stevens on the days it does, I stop to notice. These days have felt like that...perhaps more so because of coming out of a difficult patch. Our sweet babymoon bonding was definitely interrupted by the illness Josh got several days before Mother's day. He ended up being in the hospital for almost three days. He had something called Rhabdomylosis which is basically muscle deterioration brought on by working out too hard and not having enough carbs. They also thought that he was weak and fighting some kind of virus at the same time so he couldn't go near Harper. For the better part of two weeks my poor husband slept and fought a fever and tried to heal while I worried about him and tried to hold things together on my own with a brand new one. My hat is off all to all you single moms; you are amazing. I don't think I could do it. It turns out that in large families it really helps to have a functioning papa. The rhythm of our home was definitely off and exhaustion took on a whole new meaning. With that said, I am so thankful that Josh is healed and that we are adjusting to our new normal with our newest family member. The simple joy of these past few days rests in my palm like some precious pearls after the difficulties as of late.
~The sight of a mysterious little dark bird that seemed to enjoy the gentle brush of Ella's fingers,
~the morning light, sublime on his baby soft skin,
~picnics, fountains, whisper clouds, summer skin,
~late nights with garden lights and honeysuckle air, rocking a restless Harper to the soft sounds of this incredible music, drinking in the words
~ the sound of guitar strings ushering in quiet night time after the busy noise of the day
~ date night with my love looking back over twelve years of marriage and dreaming about road trips and music and who our little loves will become.

Happy anniversary love, you are my comfort and home.


Kelly said...

Linda - I am so sorry about Josh's sickness - I truly can't imagine - I know those weeks must have taken greet patience and perseverence. I am soooo thankful he is all healed now. Harper is so adorable, by-the-way!

Christine said...

such a darling family. and i always love reading your beautiful words. you really live like it's a blessing.

heather said...

Love the opening quote, and of course the pictures. Harper has already grown so much!!! xxx

Susan said...

Life is so rich and full and I appreciate your words and images that bring depth and meaning to it. Love you much!