A Visit From The Moon

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Tonight my 2 year old, for the first time noticing the moon through our kitchen window, asked in her sweet Spanglish, “Mira! Luna coming Dessa?”  She wanted to know if the moon was coming to visit her.  I told her yes, “Si, mama, la luna viene a ver a Dessa.”

I write it here because I don’t want to forget that question, ever.  I hope she keeps that feeling, that wonder, that joy in her heart always.  I hope I get to witness it and remind her of it when she needs reminding.

When she was still a tiny little one in my belly, I played Sade many a night.  One song always made me feel close to the growing person inside me.  Then later it mellowed me.  Funny how this song keeps haunting me.  This moment reminds me of The Sweetest Gift so again, enjoy.

Quietly while you were asleep
The moon and I were talking
I asked that she’d always keep you protected

She promised you her light
That you so gracefully carry
You bring your light and shine like morning

And then the wind pulls the clouds across the moon
Your light fills the darkest room
And I can see the miracle
That keeps us from falling

She promised all the sweetest gifts
That only the heaven’s could bestow
You bring your light and shine like morning

And as you so gracefully give
Her light as long as you live
I’ll always remember this moment


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  1. Very sweet post!
    My 3 yo twins are equally fascinated by the moon as they point to the sky and say out “Chanda Mama” (moon uncle).

    The other day we were bringing them back from daycare when my daughter exclaimed – Baba, see the “chanda mama” – he is following us!

    Fascination with our nearest neighbor in space starts early and stays throughout our life. Thank you for reminding us of it!
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