Thursday, September 24, 2009
"Jesus, thank-you that I get to be with my mommy today. Amen." And here I thought she was going to bless the food.
Later it's nap time. Jane strings hugs and kisses into long tangents. Her small hand on mine, she grins, "My whole heart is full of kisses, Momma."
I play along, "Oh, I save them for when I am sad." I say.
"Hey Momma, is it ever hard to get out just one?" They're all bumping together and filling her with giggles.
"Oh, I usually take a whole handful because they all just sort of stick together. Is that what you do?"
"Oh. No. I just take them all out in my hand and just look for the one I want. But you have to kind of be careful and not tip them or they will fly all over. I actually had that happen once and then they get mixed up with everyone else's and they are hard to find." Kisses are serious business.
"So what did you do?"
"Well, for a while I put my name on them but that kind of works."
Every kiss has a name. Sometimes I have so many I almost forget.
**Special thanks to S. Cowger for the pictures.