Thursday, August 18, 2011

Warm Salt Water

My angel baby boy had a frenectomy on Monday morning and the gaping hole in his upper lip wasn't even half the size of the lump in my throat while he laid there squeezing my hand. The oral surgeon told me --

"Warm salt water and some TLC. He'll be good as new in a couple of days."

Was he talking about my guy or me?  Or everyone.  What couldn't heal with salt water and some TLC?

Salt water is the beach. A good cry. Some bath salts in the giant tub that never gets used.

And who ever gets enough TLC?

A kind word. A well timed hug or a kiss of reassurance. A note of encouragement, just because.

My skin is getting thick from the constant need to protect myself from the elements. The elements of time and the assault of life as a grown up. Harsh, unnecessary words and relentless professional pressure. The infinite questions of making the right choices and distributing every resource in exactly the right way.

Warm salt water and TLC.
 I'll add it to the list.

p.s.  and this guy is back to 110%.  The Rx worked for him.

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KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Well who wouldn't've been better will Mama's TLC?? Hugs to Mama for being the strong one thru this!

He's a handsome young man! Takes after Mama!

Rachel Murphy said...

What a great post! I think I need some saltwater and TLC. Maybe a hot bath and good cry is just what the doctor would order for me. lol Glad your boy is back to 110% amazing what moms love can do.


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