Friday, March 28, 2008

Surrounded


"Open your hand, Mama."

"Why?" I say, pretending I don't know.

"Because I want to leave a kiss in your hand!"

"But why?" I ask again, playing dumb.

"So you can put my kiss in your pocket and save it for later."

Each and every one of my pockets, in every pair of pants and in every jacket, overflows with kisses that spill out every where.

The wind lifts them up and they swirl all around me like a petal storm.



48 comments:

Above Average Joe said...

Now that's the perfect storm.

Traceytreasure said...

Oh My Gosh, that is sweet! My daughter gives me bags of love. She gives me rainbows of love, dolphins, clouds, hearts, etc. etc. All are invisible but very much heartfelt! Aren't we lucky?

Anne said...

That's so sweet. Here's hoping my little boy believes in giving his mommy kisses for later some day!

Colleen said...

That's just too precious.

CamiKaos said...

that's just so sweeeeeet...

Ruth Dynamite said...

Just as it should be.

You are surrounded by love and kisses.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

I can't think of anything better to fill your pockets with. :-)

Tis I. said...

That. Is. Perfect. :)

xox

Andria said...

sweetness!

Maureen said...

Ah, is that not the sweetest thing??? How lucky!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

My head just about blew up from the cuteness! Oh. My. GAWD.

Lightening said...

What a neat idea. We do the "catching" blown kisses (on our cheek) but I've not heard of putting them in your pocket before. I'm going to try that one with my kids. It's those things that memories are made of. :)

Erin said...

How beautiful is that...

Andrea said...

Pure, heart-melting perfection that is...

(Don't know why that sounds all Yoda-like, but I like the way it came out, so it stays.)

flutter said...

What beautiful sweetness.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

Awww how precious

meno said...

i always leave an extra kiss around for my daughter. Even though she is 17, she still needs it.

Deb said...

I must teach that to my son. You know, force it on him. Because it makes my heart melt just reading it.

The End of Motherhood? said...

Lucky, lucky you.

Yolanda Elvira said...

so sweet. can i say that you're in my top three daily blogs? i love your stories. thank you so much for sharing.

shaz said...

awww, that is precious!

Jenna Consolo said...

So sweet! You must be doing something right!

carrie said...

So cute. You need to read "The Kissing Hand," if you haven't already.

My kids love that story.

Not Hannah said...

How lovely. I'm going to imagine your petals the next time my bag of mommy patience is low. Thanks!

Shannon said...

Pretty :)

Kara said...

Beautiful.

Amanda said...

Ok, just so I know I have it straight: you have a rocking marriage, two adorable kids, a satisfying work life, a razor sharp wit, friends deliciously rich in character and daring AND you can write the heartwarming sentimental stuff? If you weren't so awesome I just might have to not like you.

furiousBall said...

I'm buying some cargo pants for the when I see my kids

Shirley said...

Absolutely beautiful! Doesn't your hear melt when you get a new kiss to save?

jess said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Damselfly said...

Sweet baby kisses in a petal storm. I can totally visualize that! You are rich!

deb said...

I think I'm going to start saving my kids kisses in my pockets. Sounds like an excellent idea. Thanks for making me smile.

Magpie said...

What a lovely thing!

Kyla said...

So sweet!

NotSoSage said...

Oof, my heart.

Beck said...

That's pretty - there's nothing sweeter in the world then little kids in a sweet mood, really.

Kevin Charnas said...

ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY!!!

Circus Kelli said...

That rocks.

April said...

Really sweet!

Sarah O. said...
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Mrs. Schmitty said...

Precious!

Angela said...

What lovely imagery. What a wonderful symbol, I will have to start with hand kisses, so delicious and sweet.

Our Crooked Tree said...

how sweet

Jenifer said...

After a very cranky weekend (in parts) by all parties - I needed this.

Queen Karana said...

I assume you've read The Kissing Hand?

My kids love that book and having me fill up their hands with kisses again and again...

KathyLikesPink said...

Lovely post!

a. beaverhausen said...

Those moments (which your children might not remember later) will remain precious to you always.

Asia'h Epperson said...

That's is so sweet.