Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We started out the day yesterday by going to Jessie's midwife appointment. I loved the North Carolina midwife. She looked exactly like you'd think a midwife should look and was sweet and funny and curious and patient. August knew what we were there for and sat so seriously in his daddy's lap. 
"Beep," he said. 
And after awhile it was time to hear the beep and the midwife let him help and we all heard the good strong heartbeat of his little brother. 
Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. 
And then we heard August's heartbeeps and then Daddy's which was slow and so loud. 
It all made me cry, of course. 

Then back in the car and up another mountain to the river where we swam last year. 
Another dream, another picnic, another perfect sunny day in the mountains of North Carolina with this little family and I smiled and smiled. It was exactly what I wanted to do. 

The view from our picnic spot. 

August with the cheese doodles and his water. He has everything he needs. 

The boy on the river with his daddy. 

I just stood in the water for awhile, the water rushing past me, around me, almost through me in its current, my feet on the rocky bed, my eyes on peaceful glory. 

And I never want to forget the way August can trot up and down the mountain trails on  his sturdy little golden legs. He dances more than walks and he is beautiful in all regards. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Oh Mary this post is so tender and amazing. I know how much you miss your family. My heart beeps for your heart and I so admire your strength your ability to enjoy to be in the moment.

  2. Your descriptions bring tears to my eyes! The unadulterated joy and peace you feel is felt here, too.

  3. You won't forget it. You have written it here. I see it plain as day, and as brilliantly true. Your love shines through.

  4. Gorgeous post, gorgeous pictures. It makes me want to travel by water! Beautiful boy❤️

  5. He is getting so tall! It makes me so happy to see the love that surrounds him.

  6. Love getting to see these pictures. That August just gets more beautiful as he grows. Hope Jesse is feeling better today. x0x0x0x0 N2

  7. another fine day in the life of Ms Moon.

  8. What a beautiful river! I love NC.


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