Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A conversation with Maddie


A few days ago, Maddie and I were cleaning her room. She found her little knitted "ooterush" (uterus. I had made a few of the uteruses for the conference. I gave Maddie the first one I made because she liked it so much.)

Maddie- "Mine uterus not have a ribbon and band-aid."

Me- "No, honey, your uterus doesn't have a ribbon or band-aid."

Maddie- "Mine uterus need a band-aid?"

Me, tears in my eyes- "No, honey, your uterus doesn't need a band-aid. Your uterus is healthy and strong."

Maddie- "Mine uterus not have owies?"

Me- "No, your uterus doesn't have owies."

Maddie- "Momma's uterus have owies?" -me nodding through the tears now- "I sorry Momma. Need a kiss?" -kisses my belly- "I love mine Mommy."

Me, down on my knees hugging her- "Mommy loves you too, so very, very much."


It was heartbreaking.

4 comments:

Tami of BrooksGroth said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Beautiful and something to remember too. Our conversations with our children, especially girls I think, are sometimes so difficult and yet so important. {{{hugs}}}

Also, I forgot to ask you if you mind if I share (via google reader) and/or email on any of your postings that you do here?

Lexi said...

Please. Anything I post here is because I want to share. If you want to link, or tell your friends, or whatever, please do!

labortrials said...

Lexi, that is so super sweet. Do you have a "pattern" for the uterus to share? That sounds like a neat project.

Lexi said...

It isn't my pattern. I got it here:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwomb.html