Saturday, May 31, 2008

Milestone

Faint Pink Line

Any line is a good line
and this one, a shadow
four days ago, is clear
now. Visible. Strong.
First milestone of life
barely begun. Please
stay, grow, let us know
and and hold and love you.

2 comments:

Ann said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I sincerely hope this is it for your daughter; as my husband and I are learning, loss can be incredibly hard on the entire family.

In answer to your comment on my post--I think what bothered me in my interaction with my mom is that she was so hurt by my reaction to her stories. It seems to me as though she wants me to be oohing and ahing at every single story she shares about my niece. She wants me to be more interested, and I'm simply not. She also doesn't realize that she is more invested in this little girl as a grandmother than I am as an aunt--and that's OK. There may be some hurt and jealousy there on my part, too--I can't completely tell. I'm not a big person for "cute kid" stories, and she wants me to be.

I think it's wonderful that you're sharing your feelings from your unique perspective as a hopeful grandmother.

SeaStar said...

Thank you Ann for visiting my blog and commenting. I understand now better what bothered you in your interactions with your mom. It sounds like she "wanted you to feel" more tan you do about her stories, and thatis always hard - being wanted to want, wanted to feel.