Written four years ago, this Christmas post. The years have changed us and now I write from Mexico. But still, He is Here.
My new daughter cries in the middle of the night; she is hungry and needs the nourishment only I, her mother can give. My presence always comes to her before the milk as I whisper “Mama is here, Mama’s here”. She screams in the car seat the entire time we go from point A to point B; she feels alone and to her it seems as if we are going nowhere. She knows not my presence in the driver’s seat. If only she would hush her wails she would hear me saying, “Mama’s here. I am here.”
My preschooler does not know how proudly I peer out of the kitchen window as I cook, watching him riding his bike around and around the driveway. I see that his curve was too sharp and I know he will fall, so I turn to run before he knows how much I am needed. He falls…
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