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December 28, 2004

a Maya memory

Here's something that happened a few days ago that I know I'll forget if I don't write it down somewhere. One morning, I had just gotten Maya all set up for breakfast, with her cereal and a bib and a little chair and pushed her up to the purple table on it and she had the little spoon that she wanted, and she turned to me over her shoulder and tilted her head, and said, very sincerely, "I wuv you mommy". And then she got busy eating. And I said to myself, 'I want to remember this moment forever. I'll remember it.' And then I remembered that my only memory of these special little moments is the fact that I always say that to myself. But I don't actually remember what happened. And motherhood seems so filled with those little moments that you want to keep forever, and especially to pull up out of memory in the middle of some prolonged temper tantrum or something. In any case, I'm going to try to write them down more often now.

Posted by Billy at December 28, 2004 12:04 PM

Dear Bahiyyih
What a great memory Mayas comment will be. I treasure some of the things my kids said yet and its over 50 years.

Just back from NY and Boston. Its been warm 60s all day but cold tomorrow. Saw all Mikes kids and it was great.
Love Grandma P

Posted by: Patty at December 31, 2004 03:54 PM