Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Little Girl


Did you know, sweet girl, that sometimes when you sleep your momma stares at you? That she tries to memorize every fraction of every inch of your face? That she knows as much as she wants to- next year she won't be able to recall your face exactly as it was this moment? That she is slightly fearful that you will grow and grow and grow away from her and that she's watching it happen with every breath you take?




Did you know that tonight of all nights your momma needed to look at you for a long time to drink in your beauty? That your beauty filled her and washed away the day's worry and angst? Did you know that you soothed her so that calmness could come and then rest would follow?



Did you know that she searches your face for signs of the woman to come and wishes her hard earned wisdom into your soul? That she vows to protect you and guide you, to shelter you and to shape you?



Did you know that for one last long moment she searches again- for signs of that tiny child she brought into this world. She searches the curve of your eyebrows down to your nose. She follows the shape of your lips and the line of your chin. She searches the shadows of your temple and the fall of your lashes curving to your cheeks. But seeing isn't enough and even though she risks waking you she presses one kiss on your cheek. And after this session of prayer she wanders off to her bed ending yet another long day.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, such beautiful photos. I could just stare at them. I love faces and you captured her in such a delicate angelic way. These photos for me are exquisite bring feelings of peace(O: What a beautiful post, I'm in awe!

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  2. Thank you daisydolls, life is rough and bumpy right now and I am searching for beauty any place I can find it:)

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  3. what a wonderful post Chris- almost makes me cry. I cannot even imagine how much love a Mom must feel for her child and the pain mixed with pride and joy of watching her grow and become an adult with values and opinions you have helped her form. She is a beautiful girl- you are a lucky Mom ♥

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  4. Beautiful, just beautiful. Your pictures and words make my heart heavy for you because I, too, understand your feelings. Save this for you daughter so that one day when she is ready she can know just how much she is adored and treasured. She is worth it!

    Not to mention that she is gorgeous!

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  5. Oh, and I'm loving the new blog design! Dreamy!

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  6. Lovely, the beauty of a child sleeping~ Such a lovely post. I found you via the blog hop~
    Drop by sometime the doors always open~
    Glad to meet you, Theresa

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  7. No matter what sort of day we have, when we look at our children sleeping a peace descends on us I think. I do the same, just watching and memorising. He doesn't wake when I kiss his cheek or stroke his hair, although sometimes he reaches out to hold my hand...

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  8. What a beautiful and moving post. Thank you for sharing it.

    Cia

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  9. These are gorgeous-I know JUST what you mean... i just took pictures of "K" sleeping 2 nights ago. I don't want our girls to grow up :(

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  10. Christine, thanks for stopping by today. This blog post is lovely and very inspirational. The photos are beautiful!

    Have a wonderful week.

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  11. First of all, I don't usually shed a tear over a blog, but you've managed to capture in words the sentiments of this and probably many other mothers. sniff! I am intrigued by this unusual girl who can stir my emotions and then throw in a dose of humor to wash it down! Glad to meet you on the bloghop!

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