Wednesday, October 12, 2011


There are moments
perfect moments

like right after the rain

when the brave sun breaks through the clouds,
and roots itself into the earth with the bright willowy lines it has cast

or in the evenings
when I look up to find the moon
draped in perfect, wispy brushstrokes of cool condensation

and in these moments I know
without a doubt, I know
that you are there

among all that beauty

you are right there, child
experiencing this life with me

A side note: As a way to honor her third birthday, I have entered the Reader's Digest "Your Life" Contest with an entry about my experience mothering Peyton. The voting is open until November 15th, and you can vote once a day. It would mean a great deal to me to get Peyton's story in Reader's Digest. I am currently ranked in second place. Can you please help me out by visiting this link and casting your vote for my entry. Thank you so much!


  1. <3!

    I know what that feels like.

    And I am voting for Peyton, as much as I can.

  2. Beautiful post!!!! Voting today xxx

  3. SO, so, so true. Those moments are the moments that remind me of those that are gone. They remind me of the precious moments we had together. They just remind me.

  4. Love you and that feeling.. the one you "know" and smile that your child is in right there with you. - brandy

  5. beautiful post, also thought I would share another blog I follow who similar to you, they lost their daughter a year ago and have another new baby. Anyway, he has some very great insights on grief, this is his sight