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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Unconditional


I’ve been having so many ups and downs recently, I can't remember if my head is up or my ass is down or if my boobs should point east and west or straight out, knowwhatimeanverne?? It's getting harder and harder to see the bright side.  To recognize the good in the day when so much “bad” seems to be on my shoulders.  I’ve been looking for a reminder of the love all around me and came upon this, which I’m sure is familiar to some:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast…


Wait.

What?

I guess I have more than that.  I have recently experienced expressions of love, the greatest of all:  The Unconditional kind. 

Here goes.

Love is…
Your 4 year old, upon finding you sobbing on the cold bathroom floor, rubbing your back and asking if you need a blanket.  Once he gets that blanket, he lays next to you, “so that you don’t get cold, Momma” and quietly sings his favorite lullaby...

Love is…
Your husband looking at you across the dinner table, as noodles fly and arguments are had about who’s juice glass is more full.  He knows you’re on auto-pilot, but still, he reaches for your hand…knowing any words spoken at that very moment would be lost in the chaos, but his warm hand is there and words aren’t needed …

Love is…
 Your mother sending you a handmade quilted tree skirt and Christmas stockings, even though her joints are gnarled and her body aches…

Love is…
Going to your baby’s crib, late at night after the deadline has been met and the laundry is folded.  Picking him up and smelling that breath and touching those warm cheeks and feeling him turn into you, into that nook in your neck that is his and only his. And he lets you rock with him. For as many minutes or hours you need… 

Love is…
Friends both near and far, somehow knowing just when you need a laugh or an ear or a hug or a teeny tiny two word text:  “I’m here.”

So yah, I guess I do know a thing or two about love…Why do the reminders seem so hard to find when they are so plain as day THERE for you?

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Johhnnny said...

Love ya, Dawnee :-) Dammit!

11/11/09, 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Val said...

You just made me cry.
I'm sorry you are having a hard time right now. It will pass... And until then, I'm here.

Love you.

11/11/09, 3:38 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Wiping my eyes as I read this... Love you D!!

11/11/09, 3:39 PM  
Blogger Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

The first love is just totally broke my heart! SSSOOO CUTE!

11/11/09, 4:33 PM  
Blogger JenJen said...

Hi Dammit
I love ya.
Are we getting drunk or what?
I love sweet baby breath, too.

*sniff*

11/11/09, 4:44 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

This will pass, love. It always passes. And if it doesn't, well, that's why there are SSRI's and The Good Doctor's.

xoxo

11/11/09, 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Kiki said...

damn, the bathroom scene made me cry too. I wish I could do something to help, and I wish I knew what was bothering you so...

11/12/09, 12:43 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

You made me cry!!! I so wish we were closer to have FUN together but even more so to help each other out during times like these. Love you!

11/12/09, 7:22 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Damnit! I am sitting her bawling reading this!!! The bathroom scene? Sooooo friggen touching.

I am so sorry you are going through so much my friend! I have been missing you. I know this is just a little speed bump in this thing we call life and before you know it...it will all seem right with the world again.

Until then...I am here too! :)

11/12/09, 7:45 PM  
Blogger slinkygirl77 said...

my achey breaky heart is aching for you hunny bunny

11/14/09, 1:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa (aka LadyWanderlust) said...

Tears down my face, choking up as I write, but how RIGHT you are. Thanks for your honesty. Lisa

11/15/09, 10:16 PM  
Blogger JennyMac said...

love your "love" mommakiss! And the first one made me tear up! Hearts of 4 year olds are giant indeed.

11/18/09, 8:29 PM  

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