Tuesday, April 20, 2010

can you feel the love?

We turn over in the middle of the night, shift and flop and find our positions in the not-quite-queen size berth. And before he fades back into deep REM sleep again, he says, "Mama, I love you more than the south and north stars."

My boy has been so full of love lately. He's always been a cuddly, lovey guy with me, but these days he tells me he loves me 80 times a day. And in the most poetically 5-year old ways too. "Mama I love you bow to stern." "Mama, I love you so much I just can't get enough of you."

And it makes me happy and wistful all at once. Because I know one day this skinny legged, scraggly haired little love bug will be older and WILL have enough of me. There will be a day when he won't so freely express what he feels. And I'll think back to this love fest and wonder. It's such a sweet phase, I just don't want it to end. My brother tells me (and he should know) that mama's boys run in our family and it won't necessarily end. But still, I save all of the little notes, so I won't forget.
And I try to savor the now rather than worrying about the then. And I feel like the luckiest mama in the world to have this sweet little soul so close to me, so freely expressing himself, so sweetly trusting me with his everything.

6 comments:

Joy said...

That's so very sweet! I've saved many similar notes from Elizabeth, and I can't wait until Finn gets to that stage. Savor every bit of it, mama!

Christine said...

Such sweet moments! as we simplified A's bedroom and the playarea, I found some cards and letters that she had made for me. i have some pics coming.

Little Lovables said...

how adorable, "from bow to stern"! I think, he is also loving the idea that there is a little playmate brewin in our belly. my son always gets really sentimental every time he asks about babies in the tummy.

gardenmama said...

Beautiful love letters from your sweet boy! : )

angelina said...

aww. boys and their mamas....

Bethany said...

Maybe I was emotional before I read this post, but now I'm a wreck. Thanks for that:)

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