Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's What We Do...

Dear Little Lu,

It's hard to believe you're already 6 months and 3 weeks old.  Even crazier, is that for the past 6 months, we've only been separated a handful of times.  

Truthfully...I can't get enough of you.  I'm pretty sure you feel the same.  

Your smile is infectious.

I breathe in the smell of you, feel your chubby little cheeks against mine and seriously believe that this must be what Heaven smells like. I have those same thoughts when I enter Starbucks and the Aveda Salon...but we'll discuss that when you're older...

I look at your pictures hanging on the walls, and can hardly believe how fast you've grown.  It makes my heart ache a little because it seems no matter how much I savor every moment...the moments are still just moments.  Gone quickly.

Yesterday, as we waited to pick up your brothers from school, I sat and watched a mom walk with her young toddler daughter, hand in hand.  I pictured longer a baby, but walking along holding my hand.  It made me smile.  I think it was God's way of reminding me to enjoy today, but to look forward with joy to what is ahead, rather than long for what will have passed.

But for now, I will treasure our almost-every-day dance together.  It usually happens in the afternoon, when your brothers are at school and the house is quiet...just you and me.  You fighting going down for a nap, me, swaying and rocking and shooshing you to this song.

I wonder if you'll remember...I will.

Love you, Miss Lucy.  


  1. So sweet. Enjoying the "now" is a beautiful gift that you have! What a great mama!

  2. A wonderful post to share with her when she is older. She is so sweet and adorable.

  3. Dear Lucy,

    Your mommy just made me cry.

    You are very, very cute.

    Kai is still waiting for you.

    The end.

  4. So sweet, look at that hair changing color!!

  5. She is adorable! Can't believe it's been six months already. =)

  6. tears here. i love that song. and dancing with my girls :) only it's a little more wild with mine than the nice swaying, swooshing, baby dance. now it's a me and the FOUR of them holding hands and getting tangled up in the twirling kind of dance :)

  7. What a precious and heartfelt post. Enjoy and treasure, it will be over before you know it.


  8. What a precious little girl...and a sweet mama!

  9. That was so very sweet. It will be a precious gift to her when she's grown. You should print out a copy for her. One day, she'll be glad you did.

  10. heart just melted :) This was so so sweet. You're such a good mom.


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