Last Words at Bedtime 

 

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Storm: Mama, you love me everyday.
Me: Yes, I do! (I kiss him on his blond head.)
Storm: Mama, you love me everyday SO MUCH!!! 
Me: Yes, I love you so much everyday! (I’m smiling.)
Storm: Mama, you love Daddy so much everyday too!
Me: Yes, you’re right! I love you and Daddy so much everyday.
Storm: Mama, you love turtles so much too!
Me: Turtles?!
Storm: Yes! You love turtles so much everyday!!!
Me: Yes, I love turtles everyday too! (I’m pretty much cracking up.)
Storm: Mama, I love turtles everyday too… so much.

(In honor of my 2 1/2 year old son.) 

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“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

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A fellow traveler,
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