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I Love Her to the Moon and Back

I have always been fascinated by the moon. The ever changing, illuminating, feminine presence of this ball in the sky. When I was younger I was in awe of it not really knowing in my head why but knowing in my heart that I was connected to her. I didn’t have the kind of love and fascination that had me want to ever visit the moon. I wanted to remain in the magic and mystery that distance can bring.

Early this morning I became an aunt for the second time. To my new niece Luna. Two and a half years ago I became an aunt for the first time when her sister was born. I had no idea that I was capable of feeling this kind of love for another human that wasn’t my child. It’s a little over the top.

And now there is Luna, another moon in my orbit. Her arrival just in time for this full moon. I am once again over the moon in love. I haven’t gotten to see her yet but I can feel her. I am inspired to do and be more in the world for these two little girls. They reconnect me to my lineage. They remind me that I carry a piece of their legacy and they now carry a piece of mine.

Dear Luna,

Know that I’ve loved you from the moment I knew you were coming. I am so grateful that you are here and I promise to be available to you. I promise to make sure that you and your older sister feel loved by me. I promise to support your parent in the ways that I can and that they are open to.

Welcome to the family. I love you to the moon and back.


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