Just Write ~ The 12th

November 28, 2011

He comes in the door weighed down by bags. He got the wrong sandwich meat but who cares, he went grocery shopping for me. He’s a trooper of a man, always helping, especially when I just feel awful and don’t know why but can’t help it.

My husband.

I’m wearing Elsie in the Ergo, with big dark circles under my eyes and I tell him that I think my thyroid must be screwed up. I’m going to get it checked tomorrow. He’s the one that made sure I made the appointment. Now he’s making me lunch.

I just vacuumed again so Elsie would fall asleep. What a hilarious routine. Such a cleanly one. Now I sit here and tell you these little things and wonder how our simple stories can be so interesting to each other, so intriguing. They are the glue that holds our cyberspaces together. We see where we overlap and it’s like a heart-gong and I’m so grateful to be here with you.

Elsie’s small breaths are slow and deep and the clickety-clack of the keyboard is fast and my words not-so-deep. But they are here and they are yours and mine. My little story of a little moment in my day is witnessed and maybe it just makes me feel seen when I’d otherwise feel way too tired to not feel invisible.

One day I won’t be able to strap her to my chest to listen to her breathe. I hear her so closely now. Maybe one day she’ll connect herself to me this way through written words, her stories in a blog or emails…Dear Mom

I hope so.


This is the 12th installment of Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments. {Please see the details here.}  I would love to read your freely written words so join me and link up below. You can add the url of your post at any time. Just be sure it’s a link to your Just Write post, not to your main page. There are really no rules, besides Just Write! (Then link back to this post in your post so people know where to go if they’d like to join in.) (Any links not following those two guidelines will be deleted.) 

Also. Please take a moment to visit someone else who has linked up! It’s a really good way to meet new writers and get inspired by the meaning behind their moments. Word?

Thank you!



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