April 03, 2005

A Little Moonlight

I really enjoy the solitude of the night, everyone sleeping, nobody needing me for anything.

I especially enjoy the moonlight reflecting off the snow on the mountains. For a moment, just a moment, I am not in Utah, so far from so many people that I love and know, and the comfort of being known, and it is just me, just a girl, here, standing in the doorway of the wide open world.

In just a few hours, shortened by the inevitable forwarding of the clock, I will have to be up, awake, alert, ready to sing a song with E in service this morning. While practicing this afternoon, I asked her come over and sing it with me. Her voice higher, she slipped into melody and I quietly moved down to harmony, just as in life, I am learning to be the consonance in her life. I can only hope that she will understand one day what it is to watch a daughter growing into a young woman. It is an incredible metamorphosis to behold.

Posted by Rae at April 3, 2005 02:37 AM

Lovely picture, Rae. It is a little scary, but yes, beautiful to watch a daughter grow into a woman. Mine is only 17 mos, and already I see her transitioning, in small ways. She loves shoes, and purses, necklaces and scarves--an accessory girl. :)But, she has a fun, spunky and gentle side that I look forward to see bloom as she grows.

Posted by: Joyella at April 3, 2005 06:01 PM

Thank you, Joyella. I have faced many frightening things in my life, but sometimes find this to be the most daunting.

Posted by: Rae at April 4, 2005 10:57 AM
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