Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A love letter


Dear Chandelier than hangs in the Nursery,
You have no idea how much joy you bring into my world. When I saw you at Target it was love at first sight. I was so thrilled when Roger snatched you up and made you all mine for Mother's day two years ago. You graced my home office with class. I'm so happy that when we decided to convert the office to Koen's nursery, that we left you hanging there, even though I was expecting a boy and you are clearly a Lady's chandelier.

You remind me what it feels like to be a woman in the midst of all the boyness in my life. You are a beacon of femininity when I stand beneath your glow and change Koen's diapers. I am so happy to have you in my life.

I think that I love you most in the darkness of the night, when your light is completely off. The Monkey nightlight that guides my way to Koen's crib throws the most luminescent shaft of light onto your crystals. The shadows and the reflections dance as I cradle Koen in my arms and try my hardest not to make eye contact with him at 4 am. The moment my eyes meet his, he turns into a happy wiggling puppy in my arms and it takes hours to settle him back down.

You are the one, my love, that I turn my gaze to. You are the one that mystifies my tired vision in the dim dreamy light.

When I stand beneath you I see stars


or fairies dancing


or delicate fireflies shining at night.



Thank you for giving a tired mommy something beautiful to focus on late at night!

I love you with all my heart,
Leigh

10 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

It's the little things that make us happy!

leigh said...

I feel warm and cozy all over.
Such inspiration and metaphor!
Nana

Linda D. said...

The last post was from Nana.. not Leigh! Sorry.

Anti-Supermom said...

This makes me wish I had something wonderful and fancy to look at in my boys' room, does a dump truck picture count?!

Sweet post.

Mox said...

I love it! So glad you stumbled on over to Moxie Land today. You are a jewel, just like the glimmering beacons of hope on your chandelier.

See you around!

Mox

Alicia said...

*tear* how come you never talk to me that way baby??? and i LOVE LOVE LOVE that chandelier!! i'm on the look out for one for the little miss's room...let me know if you come across one....

Stephanie Faris said...

Awww. Chandeliers are beautiful. We don't see them often enough these days.

Theta Mom said...

It's the little things in life, isn't it? I can't believe you got that at Target. That is one of my favorite stores!

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love chandeliers, so I can relate to this post totally.
xoxo
ps I even want a little one in my bathroom!

Aleta said...

I love chandeliers too! They really are beautiful. And the one you have is feminine. Your "love letter" had me smiling.