Mama Bear

I am ferociously attached to my little cubs.
The mother in me -- the one in charge of manners and menus, the giver of baths and the keeper of clean socks -- rarely gets to hibernate. 
I knew, before they arrived, that raising them would raise questions, but I didn't bargain for the wild territory of the ones we've faced.
My instinct, with a bone-crushing fierceness, is to protect her.  To promise him tomorrow.  And I can't.
But I am grateful for our time together in the den today...

Post Edit: Oh dear.  Jenni has no idea that this could be misconstrued to be at all connected to polebrity Sarah Palin's recent "Mama Grizzlies"comments. While my wife is a fierce protector of our cubs, she doesn't spend any of her precious free time watching fair and balanced Fox News. 


Poppy John said...

Jenni Baby and Andy My Boy(our cubs),
Please. Please. Please do more joint written posts. It makes your blog more "fair and balanced".


P.S. Medical question...is it a bad thing if you need sunglasses to open the refrigerator door?

zarniegall said...

I LOVE this photo...So true, a Mama Bear would be so conflicted in your situation! Life seems so unfair some days but bittersweet when someone learns something...thinking and praying for you all and waiting for the moment when you tell us what we can do to help...and help the boyz to understand, life is precious...