February 23, 2010
a conversation over a bowl of cereal
Clearly I am nearing my special prayer time.
Today, I was watching the last episode ever of Gilmore Girls (like I haven’t already seen it a zillion times).
Rory got her big job on the campaign trail and had to leave really suddenly and Lorelei is doing her best to not fall apart and enjoy her last few days with her daughter and I knew the big town party was coming and it was just all too much for me.
I looked at Baby Swiss who was straddling my lap, facing me eating some Os and I said to her, “You’re never going to grow up and leave me, are you?”
All the while, I’m blubbering like an idiot and she’s very contentedly eating her Os.
She looked at me, said “hug” and then gave me a great big one.
I think that’s as close as she can come to saying, “No, Mama. I will never leave you.”
And I’m going to hold her to it.