Category: Motherhood

Sophea T. Amari

Oh painful love

There is a flutter beneath my breast. I am thinking of you- your smile, the feel of your body against mine. The light touch of your ruby-red lips on my cool cheek. Your warm, full-hearted hug when you put your arms around my neck and cling on to me, like there is no tomorrow, like …

Sophea T. Amari

Relax, take it easy

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes” ~ Etty Hillesum My dearest E., Let me share a brief folly of mine with you, a folly caused of my wanderings into unchartered regions- the information …

Sophea T. Amari

On being apart

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation ~ Khalil Gibran My dearest E., My mother called me this evening, and dropped a little bomb on what seemed to be a rather pleasant day at work: a day where I was quietly busy and productive, …

Sophea T. Amari

Daddy’s birthday

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had, and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated ~ Unknown My dearest E., We celebrated your father’s 32nd birthday over the weekend (December 9). For a treat, you were allowed to stay up an additional …

Sophea T. Amari

A difficult time

As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible ~ Ruth Bell Graham My dearest E., My joy after having played with you extensively last night was short-lived when it was time to take you up to bed. You were rather docile at first, allowing …

Sophea T. Amari

Shoes, shoes, shoes

One, two, buckle my shoe…. ~ traditional nursery rhyme My dearest E., Methinks you have developed a thing for shoes, just like your mother. Last night, I proudly took out the two new pairs of shoes I had bought for you. You have rather long feet for an almost-14 month old. You wear a size …

Sophea T. Amari

Words of wisdom

My dearest E., I came across these wise words on the Internet (unfortunately, I do not know the author, or I’d give tribute to him/her for such prolific and thoughtful thinking) and I want to share them with you:- Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your …

Sophea T. Amari

Thinking about you

What we think, we become ~ Buddha My dearest E., I just thought of you. I have been sitting at my work desk, dreaming the past half hour away, waiting to come home and see you. Because I miss you, and can’t wait to fold you into my arms and escape into nothingness. You and …

Sophea T. Amari

Butterfly kisses

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. My dearest E., I kiss you each and every night before you go to bed. I kiss you early in the morning when you wake up and smile at me. I kiss you when I drop you off at your grandparents’ …