Friday, July 22, 2005

The Magical Moon

The other night, Monday I think, I was driving home from the store with my dear son who is 10. (ds10)  His nickname is Fuzzy, so for this little ditty I will refer to him as such.

I pointed out the moon to Fuzzy. 

Moon gazing is something I have always loved.  The moon is always there, like the sun, but just by virtue of it "shining" in the dark makes it more magical to me, more wondrous.

I believe I have passed this love onto my kids. 

Fuzzy answered me after I pointed out the moon, " I really love the moon, Mommy."

I asked why, and he replied, "Well, because it is always there at night when you need it, and it seems to follow you wherever you go."

I agreed, these are attributes that make the moon special.

Fuzzy asked why I liked the moon so much.  I told him it was all the reasons he said and one more special reason.  "When your Gee-Gee (great grandma) was still alive and she first moved out to Minnesota, I was 14.  She told me that when I looked at the moon I should remember she was looking at the same moon, and even though we were far apart, we were sharing something special together, a gift from the moon."

Fuzzy was quiet for a moment and uttered a soft "wow" under his breath.

Then he said, "Mommy, when I go away to college someday, will you do the same with me?  So we can both look at the same moon together?"

It took me a moment to choke back the lump in my throat before I answered, "Yes, Fuzzy, we will definitely do that too when you go away to college someday."

Thanks Magical Moon...you have given me yet another special gift.

 

10 comments:

swibirun said...

A very cute and precious story.  I love writing down things like this so I will remember them when my boys are grown.

Chris
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jckfrstross said...

That is a wonderful story!! That is what i told our son when he was in iraq. To look at the moon and we would too. It helped to know that even though he was far away we could both look at the same moon

Deb

sdoscher458 said...

There are moments that take your breathe away...kids can do that.  This will be a memory that will stay with him for a long time....Sandi

sbrlzc said...

That is so sweet! When J was mobilized we would both look at the moon and wonder if the other was doing the same.

Hugs,
Susan

mtrib2 said...

I found your journal from Krissy's journal.  Your story about the moon and your son was very enjoyable and enlightning.   mark
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fisherkristina said...

This makes me want to cry.

Krissy
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thebaabee said...

Dawn,
The moon is magical.  I always thought that way.... that while those I missed who are far away were looking at the same moon as I.  Tell Fuzzy he is a very intiutive kid.
Love bunches LuAnne
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jayveeconcerto said...

This was beautiful. It had special meaning to me because I'm notoriously nocturnal and have always loved the lure of the night & magic of the moon.

edandmariann said...

Yes!  The night sky in general is one of the things we all can enjoy.  Even if we are handicapped, it is there to enjoy.  It isn't in some far off land and we don't have to travel to see the wonder of it.  What a great story!
Love you,
Mariann

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