Leave a light on…

Today a colleague told me about how her relationship with her husband was falling apart in before her very eyes. Tears welled in her eyes and besides despair there was also some kind of resignation, as if they considered the battle already lost. She missed the man he was before their second child (her man struggles with depression, they just bought a house, and the second baby girl isn’t as easy-going as the first one…). Her story just hit me, and hit me hard. It made me realize how important it is to take the time to support each other, to set focus, to talk. Not that she didn’t, not that I judge her or them. Not at all. It’s just,… I know I don’t put in the effort they do now, and it makes in/us vulnerable.

Around Christmas time, this song has been a huge hit. I love the harmonies, the soft voices, the simplicity, the beautiful lyrics. But when I saw the clip, I cried my eyes out. For me it’s a constant reminder to keep us on the same page as much as possible. I’ll give anything to avoid Little Boy having to witness his both parents not being able to talk to each other without bitterness in their hearts. And I never would want to put my husband in exactly that position (although I know sometimes things just are what they are…)

Leave a light on – Marble Sounds

 

 

 

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In my dreams…

On a beautiful, sunny day like this, over two years ago, I lost my little appleseed. Only a few days old, barely pregnant, but so much a mother already. I cried my eyes out, and I felt so empty.
The moment my Little Boy will ask where he was, before he was born and even before he was in my belly, I’m gonna answer him the answer my mother has given me, the most beautiful answer that ever existed or will ever exist and with the loss of my little appleseed I also knew: the most truthful one too…

before you were born, before you were in my belly, you were in my dreams…

So here’s to you, my little one, I’ll never ever forget you…