Day Before

It’s the day before Lucas’s fifth birthday and he’s currently zonked out with a fever of 101 degrees, down from 103 when he got home from school today. In fact, both Asher and Lucas are asleep in my bed, as I cannot very well leave either of them alone. I’m just hoping that Lucas recovers quickly enough to have his birthday celebration in the kindergarten tomorrow (both Ian and I are planning to spend the morning in his classroom), and that Asher doesn’t get sick too. We will probably have to reschedule the celebration. I wonder if perhaps the excitement of the party we had yesterday and tomorrow’s planned events was just too much.

They’re both so beautiful, lying side by side, faces turned toward the window through which the fresh breeze and sunlight that’s filtered through our birch trees comes. Both of my children have perfect rosy cheeks, dark blue eyes, and the longest eyelashes. Lucas’s skin is kissed with an early summer tan. His hair is wild and too long. It crashes around his face in light brown waves; right now it’s curly with sweat. Asher’s little chin quivers as he makes sucking motions in his sleep. Periodically, they sigh.

I watch them sleeping and marvel that I’ve been entrusted with their care. I’m honored and sometimes overwhelmed by the greatness of that responsibility.

4 Responses to “Day Before”

  • amaniellen
    April 30, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    this is a beautiful love note. You almost made my biological clock wake up.


  • foseelovechild
    April 30, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    You’re such a wonderful mommy.


  • dakini_grl
    May 1, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I love the chance to “look in” on this small, amazing moment. Thank you for posting it here.


  • kimkimkaree
    May 3, 2007 at 2:39 am

    I was hoping you would post again! What a lovely gift to find in LJ today! (I’ma a little behind.)


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