Sunday, October 11, 2009

3 Bussly Little Things


Another week is done and I'm left with a few blurry remembrances of the weekend. Shiny little eyes danced and weaved through the house, onto the soccer field, through a grocery store and gas station, onto our church bench. The girls with their delicate little wrists grabbed my hands as we retrieved popsicles from the freezer and stomped on some fire ants.

All but completely lifeless, Jake and I sat on the couch tonight finishing our 9 o'clock dinner. Girls came out one by one to tell on each other for doing that and that, and explain the unfairness of that. We both agreed that their growing intelligence, reason, communication, and logic is beyond our ability to absorb.

You can watch them talk, see their mouths moving, and all you hear is this melody, the sweetest song, coming from their deepness, filling the air. You see yesterday, today, tomorrow, stretching into something unknown and far away but you can feel it coming. An older version of themselves. Independent, knowing and strong.

Soon they'll know us, inside and out. And I'll feel as exposed as my mother probably felt. No one will know me like they will, and likewise. I can't believe these little gifts I've been given. I shake my head every day in disbelief. They're mine. At least for now. And I love it.

7 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

AWWW! You take pictures well, you write well, Is there anything you can't so Sarah? Thanks for posting this. I too share your sentiments.

ingrid said...

3 of the most gorgeous girls that I am proud to be related to!!

Jennifer said...

I love your girls. Ruby looks SO grown up in this picture.

Dee said...

I just know our baby girls new each other well before we knew them. Poppy loves to sit with me as I read. She sees the photos of Grace and Ruby and blah. Then Lillie rises from the bottom of the screen and Poppy lights up as though she has things to tell Lillie. Things she forgot to tell her before they were parted and so many things that have happened since they last played together.

Jessie said...

heysarah

Laura said...

What a great posting. I went to Idaho to get good pics of all our kids together with this great photographer my cousin uses. It was a distater! I would die to get a darling picture of all my kids like this one- it's sooooooooo precious. What a great treasure. Your girls are absolutely beautiful! :)

missy said...

Lillie's expression is best right? But, they are all so beautiful. They all look so happy. You're doing things right Sarah.