Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sweet Via is unwell today. I feel so helpless when one of my girls is unwell. I want to scoop her up and dip her in a magic pond of love and health and renew her strength and vigor immediately.
Typically, Via is a strong and independent girl. At least, that is what she wants the world to see. Inside, she is one of the most sensitive little souls I have ever known. I have always thought that she was so different from me - she's finds her peace alone, I find my comfort in a crowd. But the sensitive, artistic person that hovers inside that protective independence is one that is profoundly familiar to me. I feel as if I can see inside myself sometimes, when I look into her eyes. I must simply scoop her up, ignoring her protests, and hold her until she feels, to the roots of her very soul, that she is loved and valued and important in my life beyond measure.
I am sending my prayers out into this big world that Sweet Via finds peace and comfort and restored health in her sleep tonight, and that she wakes to find that she feeling once more like herself.