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
Thank you for giving a tired mommy something beautiful to focus on late at night!
I love you with all my heart,