Monday, November 12, 2012

Cherish

'That it will never come again
Is what makes life so sweet...'

Emily Dickinson
I am getting greedy.

Greedily, ravenously, urgently, I am attempting to soak up and bottle every newborn moment with Hayes.  He came early and I am thrilled about it - three extra days to spend with his strangely fuzzy head and pointy little nose.

A first child is a bewildering wonder: an adventure and a mystery.  He is glory because he is new.  A second child is a heart-breaking miracle, a treasure mindful of time.  He is precious because his parents have learned the meaning of cherish.

I am terrified that in a blinking moment Hayes and Knox will be in elementary school, driving, graduated, gone.

Stop, time.