Monday, October 09, 2006

defining moment

several times over the past few months
I have been asked to provide words to describe
"who I am"
for either a bio
an introduction
or a short blurb for a pamphlet
and it is always a struggle
to find the words
not words someone else wants to hear
but honest transparent words
that allows one to remain little

there was a stunning moment this weekend
when my son
took me into the midst of his circle of friends
and simply said
hey everyone - this is my mom

while hearing those amazing six words
which perfectly defined and described
I thought about the astonishing privilege it has been
to watch this boy child I had birthed
become such a beautiful gentle giant of a man

and this mom
is deeply thankful
for her son

and this is who I am

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