light of the sun: solstice reflections

Forever the winter solstice will be etched in my mind as the day we first met the woman who made me a mama.

One cold rainy afternoon three years ago, as the seasons changed and the sun began its return to longer days, we too began a new day that brought us closer to parenthood.

So many complex emotions surrounded our first meeting.

We solemnly tried to remain open to the process without being attached to the outcome.

When Kaye asked us to become the parents of her baby, just a week later, we were humbled and stunned.

That was the beginning of a lifelong relationship.

Today as we celebrate the solstice and the sun’s return, we also celebrate the anniversary of that first meeting. The candle we light represents not just the sun but also our daughter’s first mom Kaye, whose light shines through the very eyes of our precious little girl.

~ by luna on December 20, 2011.

8 Responses to “light of the sun: solstice reflections”

  1. Yay for the return of the sun and for the return of hope. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Gorgeous post. It’s always confusing to the eye because it feels like everything is getting darker with winter. And yet we are moving towards more light in incremental steps.

  3. Beautiful. What a special experience of the solstice. Happy Solstice to all of you!

  4. A very happy Solstice to you and your family. Beautiful.

  5. I remember that day fondly…

    Happy, joyous solstice to you all!

  6. It’s been an honor to read your words, share in your thoughts, and witness your ups and downs of becoming a mama. Thank you for returning to this space, I truly enjoy reading them. A lot of what you write and say triggers my own pondering and causes me to think deeper, reevaluate my own experiences. I haven’t been “reading” in awhile but congratulations on the birth of Baby Z! Such blessings!

  7. Happy Solstice!

    Just when you think you can’t bear any more darkness, the light starts to return.

  8. I remember you writing about the winter solstice before. What a special memory to have on this, the shortest day of the year. It’s incredible to think that a meeting on the darkest day of the year could result in so much light forever in your life. A very special memory indeed.

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