Sunday, October 12, 2008

Manic Monday: Moon

This week Mo has chosen the word MOON. For more information click here. To join the fun click here.

"Moon Over Miami" is a classic film from 1941. I was in Miami with my Mom for my cousin Chris' wedding in 2003. Ellie was with me and she was 5-6 weeks old. It was easily the most fun I have ever had at a wedding! My Mom and I stayed in South Beach at the Clinton Hotel which was extremely funky and a blast! Ellie was a precious little darling and a great travel companion! My Mom was blitzed two of those nights (sorry Momma!) so I ended up taking care of her giggly self but enjoyed it none the less and probably more!

I do so love that no matter where you are and no matter where you go the moon is always there and always the same. It has served as a constant and as a comfort to me many, many times! I remember catching lightening bugs under it's light as a child. I remember staring at it while I was abroad in Belgium and France missing home. The kids and I often search for it now and to this day I swear that you can see the outline of a face in it!

For anyone who knows me, you know that my children are my moonbeams. This term was shared with me before my little DD was born in 2002 and it's always stuck. My little moonbeams have returned to Florida from their Disney cruise and are spending their days in Disney World with their Dad this week. Forget Miami, their moon is over Orlando right now!

On the B Side: I love and miss my little moonbeams like crazy! This is the longest I have ever been away from them. No doubt they are loving every moment and while my heart aches I am keeping in mind that we are sharing the same moon each night! xxox

ps - I love the little half moons that Adi's eyes make when she smiles!!

18 shout outs:

Lizza said...

Yes, it's comforting to think we and our loved ones, no matter where they are in the world, are looking up at the same moon.

Your moonbeams are adorable!

earthlingorgeous said...

I haven't seen that movie but I agree the moon is always there sometimes we just not see because it's hidden in the dark or clouds but when it's there it's really there shinning for everyone to adore. Nice story. Happy Moon-ic Monday!

Kaci said...

Your moonbeams are soooo adorable! XOXO

jill jill bo bill said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and commenting! Your blg is beautiful and I can't wait to get to know you! I will be back!

Villager said...

Happy MM! I've not seen 'Moon Over Miami' ... need to see if I can find it on Netflix...

I invite your blog readers to see my tribute to the Negro Space Program!

peace, Villager

Stine said...

Thanks for the visit and your kind words! I'm not sure I did understand the significance - certainly not the impact and the political implications, but I do remember the landing very, very vividly!
Oh, yes, the Moon is a fascinating thing, and the fact that the same one shines on all of us is sometimes a very comforting thought!
http://mumsgotta.com is me, btw - I could only sign with my Blogger account...

~Just Me~ said...

Cute lil moonbeams you have there

Ivanhoe said...

That is so sweet. I remember my deal with friends far away was to look at the North Star every night at the same time. That's how we stayed "in touch".

Girly Stuff said...

When Hurricane Ike came and went we were left without electricity for a few weeks. That first week we had a full moon. Our pitch dark neighborhood was lit up. Such a blessing. One I would never have noticed or appreciated with electricity. Enjoy the down time...the tiny tornadoes are coming home soon!

Leah said...

I like the bit about sharing the same moon each night...

onangelwings said...

True, the fact that we are living under the same moon has gotten me through my heartbreaks.

I love the nickname moonbeams. So cute.

After Hours said...

On the B side- that's sweet. I have never been away from my kids for more than a few hours and it makes me all panicky inside. I can only imagine how it feels to have them far away but at least you are in good spirits sharing your moon. That's very endearing!

John Boy said...

Let me see if this old memory serves me still... is that the time you fell asleep at the airport and missed your flight????
Love to all, Bad Dad
P S -
Have you ever told anyine how I got this monicker?

Linda said...

Your post reminds me a bit of the song from "An American Tale" and Fievel the Mouse - "Somewhere Out There". I've always loved that song and knowing that the same sky that I'm looking at can be seen by those I love no matter how far away they might be.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and as for "Twilight", I've watched the new trailer several times over and can't wait for the movie to come out even though I'm afraid they're going to mess it all up somehow!

I'm halfway through "Eclipse" and would be reading it right now were I not so far behind in my blogging! I swear I am totally in love with Edward!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Happy Manic Monday! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Clancy in Idaho said...

So tewt! Love you and your moonbeams!

Alice said...

Very nice post. I has a very wonderful cat, many years ago now, who I named Moonbeam. She 'lit my life' from 5 weeks to 10 1/2 years of age.

Alice at I Was Born2Cree8

Kristin said...

Wow! 17 comments... now 18. You're a popular girl! I feel for you. I haven't been away from either of my kids for more then 2 days. I'm sure I'd survive, but probably just as well as you are. Enjoy the quiet time, if you can.