Category Archives: Growing up

The Opening

I’ve opened the door for you. You’re welcome to stay. We can climb trees and eat cherry pie. I’ll hold you when you need to cry. There’s room in my heart now. And in my home. I am grateful to … Continue reading

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Growing Up

I held his grown body as he cried. All ego disappeared. The sad little boy crawled out from inside  all the pain and fear. He held me with a tight fierce grip, letting tender feelings show. “I’m sorry Mom” was … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Transitions

My son went away to university tonight. Actually I drove him there – a whole 3 1/2 miles away. I sobbed on the drive home. And on into the house, where my younger son so lovingly consoled me. Saying, “Just … Continue reading

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Fifteen Candles

We looked at pictures from last July today.  I think you’ve doubled in size.  Can it be that it was only a year ago when we sold your bike to the man who answered our add?  He met us in … Continue reading

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Growing Pangs

The child who always wanted to grow up, When faced with adulthood, Clings, with a most ferocious grip, to the childhood that is slipping away. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015

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Giving Birth

I said I was sorry for disturbing you. You were so comfortable, cushioned in that interior ocean. A small being existing inside of my body. Perfectly content in your surroundings. Until that fateful day, that is, when you were forced … Continue reading

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