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Wow. Powerful piece. I love how you incorporate memories into your piece. Excellent.

We bought a recliner that we've used for our two girls. Before that, I walked miles (literally) around our kitchen island singing to our colicky daughter. Thanks for the memories.
05/05/06
Wow! Talk about bringing back a flood of memories. Our rocker had springs that would squeek and creak. I would give my wife a break some nights by rocking our kids to sleep. Now, my baby girl is graduating from High School and soon the nest will be empty. I'm really not looking forward to that day.
05/06/06
Love is sacrificial... perhaps you didn't realise it as you wrote this piece, but what stood out to me(crazy the things we take away from certain pieces, huh??)was the point of the sacrifices of parenting. You're right, there are certainly those night as a mother that you rock your babe to sleep, when their sick, when they just need the comfort of your arms... or in your case the rocking motion from your rocking chair. Thanks for sharing!
05/07/06
Beautiful expression of your memories and feelings - and just in time for Mother's Day.
05/10/06
You picked the perfect title. This is love so tangible! I think this is the first time I have heard a rocking chair deliver a beautiful sermon. Thank you for all the touching word pictures.
What a beautiful story. You really displayed what love truly looks like. Good job.