Sunday, August 31, 2008

Show and Tell (with bonus Show and Tell)

Ahem... didn't mean to go MIA, really didn't. The intro post is a bear, but one I will hopefully kill sometime this week. Meanwhile, will the double dose of Show and Tell* do?

Show and Tell the First: Let there be light

Torah (Old Testament for those of you not familiar with the original name :)) commands us to keep and remember Shabbat. Or to remember and keep, depending on which version of the commanding you are reading. So the rabbis told us that lighting two candles for Shabbat was a good idea. You know, to keep and remember, or to remember and keep. Some Jews also light a separate candle for each of their children. I have never done it before, but have been mulling it over for a while.

Last Friday we got home from the NICU only a few hours before sunset. A bit later my sister and brother in law showed up with a feast. Not a virtual feast, a real one. Soup to ice cream kind of feast, where even the ice cream was homemade. And then we made Shabbat.




Show and Tell the Second: American girl


This was Monkey yesterday morning, waiting for her playdate with a classmate. The book is from another classmate, and has had her in stitches for a few days now. A particular favorite, believe it or not, was the "emergency meeting of the Society to Get Rid of Slimy Girls."


*Mel's Show and Tell is the weekly chance to bring out a camera, or a scanner, whatever the case may be. Go see what the cool kids are sharing this week.

12 comments:

STE said...

I'm totally crying. Mazel tov on your wonderful family.

Antigone said...

Now that I believe I'm going to have a living child, I know that this is my second child.

Karen said...

shabbot shalom Julia. What a night for you all.

JuliaS said...

Thank you for sharing. I scrolled down and snuck a peek at the little cutie!

Hope his bilirubin is going down. I had a couple "orange" kiddos too.

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

ahem. Yes, sorry about that book. It really, really wasn't my idea.

Kristin said...

A beautiful post...and, we LOVE Calvin and Hobbes around here!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Those are the best Shabbats--when you're right of the brink (of NICU insanity?) and it all unfolds in front of you. And you truly feel that deep rest--even if it's just for a moment.

Amelie said...

Wonderful pictures, both of them. Thank you.

AnotherDreamer said...

Thank you for sharing, I liked the pictures and the story.

janis said...

I've missed your postings but all the while holding that sacred space for your family, sending thoughts of rest, days of peace and beauty.
I'm so glad you enjoyed a real home-made feast, it sounds wonderful and full of love.

christina(apronstrings) said...

of course you haven'[t posted everyday! imagine that you are a bit busy.
the candles are lovely. as is the thought.

red pen mama said...

thanks for sharing the pictures. looking forward to reading more and seeing more.

ciao,
rpm