Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Darling




Those last two photos... push up the lump in my throat. Until it spreads through my face and makes my eyes sting.

You have no idea how awesome you are.

Like my mom said this evening, "Deep in my heart, I mean to say something different, something breathtaking, something unspeakable."

My girl. Turning two. With that neck and that hair and those lips and those hands and those chunky feet and that back and that brain and your pretty little spine.

You and I climbed to the top of a little hill with beautiful grass and sun all around. We were alone up there.

I would have snatched you if I could, sprinted toward the nearest peak and gone running in the air, flying with you in my arms, past farms and buildings and lakes. Laughing in the clouds for a bit. You'd like that, to be an only child for a few hours, seeing things only you are strong enough to see. It would be nice to be in that place with just me and you, no interruptions.

You are so old in that mind and heart. Your body only has to catch up.

xoxoxoxo a million times over.

Mama.

6 comments:

Lotti said...

What a spectacularly beautiful post ... brought tears to my eyes .

Team Bowers said...

LOVE all the pics! She is so precious! Brinnley has that same baby doll and loves it!

Laura said...

So cute! Love that little Lily :) I really need to hire you to take pics of my kids someday- you are amazing!

Laura said...

So cute! Love that little Lily :) I really need to hire you to take pics of my kids someday- you are amazing!

Lillie said...

So beautiful. Your words---

And those photos--- I LOVE the one of the back/top of her head and the baby with the sun flare. Beautiful.

Naomi said...

I showed these to a friend of mine and she said, "These are cute but why is she running around in the mountains wearing a skirt, no shirt with a baby doll?" All those things she said didnt even phase me. Its just Lillie. Its Sarahs kids. Thats them.