Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amelia & Mommy

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Dearest Amelia,

Today's letter will be a short one, but I promise you, there will be more. There are so many things I want to share with you and our time together, it seems, is far too brief. There is only one message I want you to hear today...

First, foremost and forever; I want you to know that I love you. I love you more than I even knew it was possible to love. I love you so deeply that I am sure that only a select few have experienced it in their lifetime. Every love poem I've ever been touched by in the deepest most secret place of my heart has been written about you, for you, I am sure of it.

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: Where “I” does not exist, nor “You”, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. - Pablo Neruda

Precious angel baby, oh how you are loved!



Lora said...

This is beautiful!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful letter! And I can feel how much you love your dear Amelia!

love and prayers

Anonymous said...

Tim did such a great job photographing you!!! I love the picture! You look beautiful!


Unknown said...

Very, very much loved.

AmyV said...

You and Amelia look beautiful. I am sure she can sense the love you share, floating around in your tummy.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful picture.

We are praying for your family. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

We love all 4 of you!

Stephanie Patzer said...

A gorgeous photo of the two of you. The poem is touching and speaks such a truth of how a mom feels!

Becky said...

You are truly an inspiration!! The ladies at my church and I just completed a study by a woman named Nancy Guthrie, who has been through two births in which she shares a similar story as you. She also has published a bible study in the book of Job called, "Holding onto Hope". If you have not heard of her, I would recommend this study. Thank you for inspiring me today! Best wishes!