Starry Starry Nights

I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky.  There is something so magical about being able to look up in the sky and realize that there is just so much…more…than just our ordinary little lives.  

The only thing about living here in Seattle is that there is a nearly constant cloud cover which makes it just a little difficult to see the stars.  Even on those rare days when the night sky is clear, we have all of our huge cedars blocking the view.  We don’t get in much star gazing….

I do have at least one place that I can see the starry sky.   A few months ago, the girls acquired a package of those plastic glow in the dark stars.  They split them up and put them over their beds on their ceilings.  Much to my surprise and delight, when I went to bed that night, I had stars above my side of the bed as well.  Every night before I go to sleep, I look up at the perfect square (KT tried to make them random, but she just doesn’t have it in her to do that) of stars and have to smile at the sweetness of my girls. 

A week or two ago, Mimi came wandering out with a sheet of glow in the dark stickers that she had gotten in a goody bag.  She wanted help sticking them up.  As I was just leaving, her dad was nominated to help.   That night, (like so many that have come after) as I tucked Mimi into bed, we cuddled together and looked up at her starry sky.    There were just so many…it really did feel magical. 

I whispered to Mimi that it looked like the stars were twinkling down at us  She answered that she had told her father the same thing, but he had just laughed at her.  Shaun is very logical and knows that they are just paper stickers.  They couldn’t possibly be moving.  But Mimi and I know…we know…that they are something magical…and just so much more than what they appear to be…

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14 Responses to Starry Starry Nights

  1. Cazzie says:

    Magical just like our kids, lovely times, somthing to always remember 🙂

  2. Tink says:

    I love the stars. I had the ceiling of my bedroom coated with them in the last house. Talk about a pain to remove. My favorite place to stargaze is the beach. The sky feels so endless.

  3. Jay says:

    One of the cool things about living in rural areas is the night sky is amazing with no city lights to distract from it.

  4. Oh, yes, I agree with Jay. I love my night skies!!! How wonderful that those stars on the ceiling twinkle down on you and your daughter.

  5. Barb says:

    awww, great blog. Cherish those moments. And yes, those stars are moving and twinkling.

  6. Stephanie says:

    What a lovely post. I haven’t put up any glow stars since we’ve been in our new house…sheesh…it’s been almost 3 year now. What a bad mommy I am! I *totally* need to deck out the kids ceilings now. You’ve made me all sentimental :o)

  7. tommiea says:

    when my husband and I were dating he put those above my bed and told me, “One day I will give you the moon and the stars….” I still have one on my alarm since that was about 8 moves ago!!

    I always wondered how the little old lady who bought my house liked them…because we left them up when we got married and bought a house together!

    It sure does make for fun times going to sleep….I used to leave the light on in there for a good hour before bed time to really charge the stars up.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Very sweet. I didn’t know about the cloud cover in Seattle. I wonder what causes that?

  9. MoJoKat says:

    I used to have those kinds of stars all across my ceiling when I was in High School. They are so fun to gaze at, for sure! Enjoy the nights that you can do that with your daughter as they will be treasured memories!

    Star gazing always reminds me just how massive and wonderful the universe truly is!

  10. Kell says:

    That’s wonderful. And I cracked up that as much as she tried to be random they came out in a square. That’s me! I have to work so hard to be random; it’s a lot of work.

  11. Gracey says:

    Whenever I look up at the stars and moon, I just can’t imagine not believing God created this beautiful universe and everything is in the palm of His Hand!

  12. Susan says:

    It sounds like everyone loves the night sky??

    Kell~ It totally drives KT nuts. I just can’t relate as nothing I do has much rhyme nor reason!

  13. Eileen says:

    Sounds magical to me! When I cuddle with my youngest, we love to look up at her glow in the dark stars and now we even has a moon. The coolest thing is, last year we moved to the country a few years ago, and one night I looked up and there were STARS, like I remember from my childhood. It was so amazing. I guess they all hide out in the country, ha. So at night, we go sit and gaze and just have these amazing talks (with my youngest) my other 2 are too cool I guess. I love it.

  14. snpnmnmi says:

    Sounds a bit like my son’s room… we moved into this house when he was 6 and so we went to great lengths to put stars and stuff up on his ceiling… pulled out the map of the heavens and put those stars in honest to goodness constellations too! It was so fun! Now he’s older and wants to redo his room. *sigh*