Wednesday, June 29, 2011

back in my arms again

 
i bet you thought this post would be about robert, and the fact that he's home from his weekend in virginia. and he is. he came back with a thunderstorm quick on his heels this sunday. and when he pulled into the gravel driveway, i dropped the mixing  bowl on the kitchen counter and ran out in  my dress and bare feet. i gathered his scruffy face in my hands and breathed him in.

but someone else was gone this weekend, and has also returned.

and as he napped on my chest last night, and curled his little toes onto my stomach, i felt the steady rise of his stomach, followed by a sweet drop and sigh escaping from his wet nose. and i thought about how, years from now, i will sit on that same sofa. and stroke back baby hair. and wrap my bare arms around a warm little person and feel the same rhythmic beat of breath.

but for now, puppies are enough. especially one who knocked me down with joy the second i walked in from the rain.

15 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Aaaw, my lovely little Pablo!!Reading between the lines here, I think it's time for you and Robert to think about adding to your family. (I remember the camper van post!!). Glad that Robert is back home with you again.

Torie said...

So glad your man and your puppy are back! I know when I get my own place after this whole college thing is all said and done, the first thing I'm making my man and I do is get a furry addition to our family. That's a mega adorable pic, btw. I know I've only been here for a few days, but I am loving your blog. You're a wonderful writer. :)

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

So happy Robert is home again. And what a cute doggy! I love when my dog cuddles with me, it can make all my worries disappear.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Aw, how sweet! So glad you're all back together in one place.

Gentri said...

Aw!! This is such a sweet post! :)

kimbirdy said...

oh i'm glad all your loved ones are back at home with you where they belong. i love having alone time whenever the mister goes away, but i also love it because i get to experience butterflies again when he returns. those little thrills are harder to come by after all these years together, so it's a sweet reminder of how much i love him and want him in my life. ah love... :) i hope it was a romantic sort of thunderstorm and not a scary one.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

oh so cute- I'm glad that you have your loves back.

HazelandMare said...

Hooray, I am glad you are reunited! Celebrate and enjoy this time together!

Your Pablo is such a sweetie... as you know, I am dog crazy right now, so if you ever want me to crochet clothes for him just let me know. Well, most dogs don't really like clothes, but maybe Pablo does. Hopefully my future dog will :)

And you are such a sweetie for your comment on my blog- it made me smile so big! :)

Janette said...

Awww! makes me want a happy fur ball too!! cute! cute!

Janette, the Jongleur

Amber Blue Bird said...

nothing is better than cuddling with a loving pup

American in Bath said...

So pleased everyone made it home safe. And while I miss thunderstorms, this year has made me grateful that people are safe after each one.

Eleanor said...

yey to the puppy. so cute!! xo

Shalyn said...

I love him! Excuse me while I go cuddle with my own little puppy!

Cara-Mia said...

So cute! I love dogs, they are the sweetest things.

beka said...

sigh.

i love your writing.
poetry, i tell you.

it's november here in wi, which means it's never above 55 anymore....therefore, sadly, no more dresses for a while...unless i want to freeze my bum off. which is never.
i can't wait for dress weather again.

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