Friday, August 20, 2010

Today, I don't want to forget...

how I looked in the rearview mirror this morning to see huge tears rolling down your cheeks. When I asked you what was wrong, you said the Dora video was so, so sad for you. I asked what on earth had happened and you said, "All the "any-muls" couldn't find their mommy," and then you hugged your baby doll and closed your eyes and just cried. Your tiny lower lip sticking out to catch your tears.
I recognized myself in you at that moment and I fell a little deeper in love with the compassionate little girl you are becoming.

And how sweet you, in that same backseat, raised your eyebrows at me when I looked over at you, as if to say "I'm game for whatever," just like daddy does. You are impossible not to smile at! You are saying "mommeeeeeeeeee" as clear as can be now. It is the one word that you say consistently and clearly and I'm so very happy that it's my name.



(I lied. You say ball more than you say mommy.)

love you both with everything that i am.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love moments like this.

And I'm glad you came clean about ball.

xoxo

Ted said...

Beautiful children...how blessed we are to have them in our lives. Pop Pop loves you both.

Anonymous said...

We are so blessed to have these little babies. Our beautiful little girl is amazing and our little boy is "My Man". I thank God every day for you three. I Love You...TJF

libby ryder said...

i miss them.

Casey Wallace said...

Oh, my heart. It is a puddle at my feet. So precious!

OK, seriously... Skype next week?! I would say tonight but there is a rather large hurricane headed straight for us. :) Monday or Tuesday night?

Kimberly said...

beautiful children. I follow Libby's blog.