Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mi Corazon

Corazon is heart, in Spanish. Mi corazon is my heart. For a fun definition, watch this.

So, take care of your corazons. Not just the corazon inside you, but the ones outside your body; as well.

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your go heart walking around outside your body."
Elizabeth Stone

Today, Paco sang with the elementary choir at chapel. He has an eye ache and we're fixin' to get him to the "eye guy" later today to have it looked at. While he was dressed all up and singing his heart out, he would rub his eyes. I couldn't tell if he was nervous (he doesn't dig this kind of thing), scared (he doesn't dig this kind of thing), terrified (he doesn't dig this sort of thing) or if his eyes hurt. And the more it looked like he was going to cry, the more my heart hurt. It started out as a ping and turned in to a pang each time my corazon rubbed his eyes. OUCH!

And the more my heart hurt, the more my stomach hurt and the more my ears started to ring - not from their singing... no, from me trying not to cry! And then Elizabeth Stone's words were burned into mi corazon: my heart was walking around outside my body. And I couldn't wait to gather my sweet boy into my arms and kiss him and take away the pain. And I did just that.

We've lost Thanksgiving. It got smooshed between Trick-or-Treating and Christmas. And I think it's awfully sad. But I am endeavoring to keep it alive in our home. I'm not doing a post a day of thankfullness but... today I am thankful mis corazons. All of them.

Paco, front row, center.


  1. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us. We are blessed to know and love your family.
    I love what Elizabeth Stone said, so true.
    Virginia and Lauren

  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Thanks for this. Hope your corazon will settle down and that the eye problem will not be a serious one. You are a wonderful mother and you have a very long road to walk with your two “mi corazons” as they go through life. You’ve heard me tell you that my mother-in-law said my boys would be out of my home, but never out of “mi corazon”, and she was SO right.


  3. Anonymous9:05 AM

    How sweet!!!!

    I sooooo agree about Thanksgiving being lost. I always say that I dislike Christmas, but it's not that. It's just that I dislike what "The Holidays" have become. It should NOT bring with it a feeling of dread, or hopelessness or unrealistic expectations. It should bring a warm fuzzy feeling and the mere desire to spend time with people you care about and laugh, and eat, and bake and sing and be thankful for all that we have. I hate to shop......even the mere thought right now of having to first of all come up with the funds to go buy something for anyone that doesn't really "need" anything makes me nauseous..........that combined with the thought of having to go to a mall and spend "quality" time with hundreds of strangers bumping up against me makes me even sicker. hee hee.......I was so disheartened the other day when I walked into Walgreens and they already had Christmas trees up. There really should be a law against celebrating Christmas until Thanksgiving has had it's day in the sun!!!!!!



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