Monday, April 20, 2009

The Bright Spot.




I don't know if anyone else feels this way about their baby. Maybe some do now or in a different time or season, you might.

She is like the dessert hidden in the back corner of the fridge. When the company leaves, when it gets too late for phone calls, she is the juicy goodness that waits for me. Makes me smile, laugh and forget every single thing that brought stress into my life.

Of course there are the hard times. Around 7 each morning or around 10 each night, when I feel like plopping her in another woman's lap and saying, "she's all yours, I'm clockin' out".

But look, you can't buy that. You can't buy the warmth that her dimple creates. Even a brand new Audi with black leather seats and Greg Laswell playing on the stereo cannot top that smiling face. The face of the little girl who loves me so much, absolutely can't live without me, cries-when-I-am-out-and-she-hears-my-voice-through-the-phone.

And then the little girl giggles that float around the corner when she crawls into the girls' room just past bedtime... it can't possibly get better. Their room is dark and they are just nodding off when they see the shape of her body scampering through their doorway, and can't contain themselves. She wants to be with her sisters and they in turn can't leave her alone.

It's pure love.

What the world needs now.

13 comments:

Laura said...

I feel the same way- it's pure love& it's the best!

Anonymous said...

#5 Shelley

Why do you think i had six children all 18 mths apart because of just that feeling - i feel your love xoxoxo Shelley

Lotti said...

SO AWESOME!!!!! Just love it.

lori said...

Its so great that my life with my girls mirrors your exactly. Just about everything you are experiencing is also happening with me. And i LOVE how you express it. I feel the exact same way. Isnt it great?

Celeste said...

I still feel that way about my 19 month old baby.

Team Bowers said...

Mmmmmmmmm, she looks good enough to eat!! Too bad they grow up so fast!

Lynnie said...

I 100% feel this way. I always call Lias the naughty baby and ask Nathan if we should spank him, but really I just pick him up and squeeze him a little more. and then he pulls my hair and pokes my eyes and I still think he's the cutest thing in the world. every baby should have that.

Debbi said...

thanks Sarah, I needed this one today, you amaze me.

Jodi said...

I saw her this morning at Ashley's house, she smiled at me and my heart melted!

missy said...

I had this feeling all day today. Just wondering why they couldn't stay babies forever...

Beautiful photos. You caught it exactly.

Dee said...

NO! Don't not come to Australia.

There is something magical about this great land. Even the sun shines brighter in our fair land. Just think of all the truely unique locations for family portraits. 6 months just give us 6 months. We'll let you leave (if you want to).

Rachel Brown said...

i love the raspberry-blowing. i'd love to come take a nibble on those cheeks and chin. Even my older children still have the most delightful "necky-noos" :)

Jessie said...

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