sleeping next to Anja last nite
seeing how she tucks her left hand under her cheek/chin
(this photo was taken a tad later when she had her right hand tucked under)
i feel like that was how she was in utero
and how she came out
with that hand by her cheek —
i am so grateful for this sweet happiness
her warm, breathing body by mine.
we have health.
we have everything.
we are so fortunate.
there are many tragedies and hardships and sadnesses people can experience
one’s child suffering
or possibly passing on before you
can certainly be one of them.
ultimately, i guess,
we each have a blip of life on this planet –
filling our blip
and happiness –
that’s what matters, really,
in the end.