prairie daze

claiming our daze and our days on the prairie

sweet micah henry

i am remembering 6 years ago i was
sliding in the tub for one more soak
before we went to the hospital
i wanted to stay home as long as possible
jen was cleaning the kitchen
made us noodle soup and peeled clemetines
the waves of labor eased in the heat
then the gentle pop came
my own water broke
and there was barely time
to make it to the hospital
oh, the rush
the thrill of birthing
after the pain of miscarriage
the learning it was…and is.

so today we honor this life
with candles

with song

with stickers

with feathers

with presents

with baby sisters glad to play in kindergarten

with candy delivered

with words

happy birthday, dear micah,
happy birthday to you

i am humbled and grounded
in this journey of mothering
my now six year old sweet boy

10 comments on “sweet micah henry

  1. ang
    November 14, 2007

    happy birthday big boy!! it is hard for me to believe that it’s been that long…and that soon my own little one will be joining the “6” club! amazing – hope it was a glorious day!

  2. Bex
    November 14, 2007

    congratulations lovely family! XXxx

  3. Stefani
    November 14, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Gorgeous, BIG boy! And to you too mama, happy day of remembering :-)

  4. Jen CD
    November 14, 2007

    I will always remember that day…and we will continue to tell the story!

    He is sucha gift!

    Jen CD

  5. lera
    November 14, 2007

    Happy birthday, Micah. I hope you have a great year.

  6. katiecl
    November 14, 2007

    oh, the flood of memories each birth brings!

  7. amanda
    November 14, 2007

    oh how sweet! Happy birthday to Micah.

  8. Chloe
    November 14, 2007

    Happy birthday to your son! Oh, it is incredible to remember our birthing days, isn’t it? I was much like you in that I wanted to stay home as long as possible…. almost too long as well!

  9. Auntie Bonita
    November 14, 2007

    I remember all the excitement surround his birth and hearing the story of you all racing down Main Street to the hospital. A wonderful birth story for a wonderful boy. Happy Birthday, Micah!

  10. phunkybs
    November 15, 2007

    Oh, my mama itch is getting itchier! :)

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