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Monday, August 17, 2009

shE.E.

my surprise two months after marriage, and my blessing 9 months later

the pat (slap) on the face declaring 'i need a waffle momma' on a Saturday morning

ever ready at the end of a long day when I'm at the end of my rope to see what I have left in me

my little compulsive toddler, who won't listen through the end of a bedtime prayer if the door is even cracked "close the door momma, close the door momma, the door is open momma, close the door momma"

a smile that provides me with a burst of energy no amount of caffeine could

eyes that shine as bright as the night stars, and remind me sweetly, sadly, of her dad

a laugh, even when fake, can bring out joy in anyone who hears it

a constant 'why momma' that is not defiant or rebellious in any way-rather a true desire to understand what is going on, proven by the fact she will repeat the information later when the situation repeats itself

the ever comforting, holding up to her name-sake, with a ready "it'll be okay" and a hug for any person in need

the sneeker of smiles when she's supposed to be pouting (drama queen)

the broadway diva twirling in her dress singing "dancing queen"

the bolloywood diva dancing to the latest (or greatest) movie song all while trying to learn the steps

the lover of books, photography, great music, and great food

the fighter of bedtime cuddled in my arms, and the foot in my back in he middle of the night

who has her mother's inherent love of ice cream and talking

who has her father's ability to eat spices and prefers to take things easy

who has taught me patience, understanding, and how to no longer be on time for anything she is going to

and while I know if the Lord has the days in store for us, we will one day try to find the common ground between the bikini she wants to wear and the burkah I have laid out for her

and while we will most likely not listen to the same music or speak the same language, as most teenagers and parents do not;

I hope that ShE.E. will hold on to the values being taught her today, remember those who love her dearly, and keep the love for life she possesses

1 comment:

Nani said...

Wendy, I almost cried when I read this. Your words are inspiring, sensitive, and happy. May your love and life, with your blessed Ezzah, be as beautiful.