Monday, September 28, 2009


The other night I lay with her in the soft darkness, together tucked up to our chins with the very coziest of quilts, favourite well-worn bear from my childhood now by her side. Surrounded by many treasures: acorns, story books, photographs, music boxes. Whispering of good nights, inspirations for dreams, hints of possibilities all yet to come..

And so it came to me, strong and sudden and bittersweet:

I wish I were you.


ellie said...

mmmmmm. beautiful. what lovely dreams she must have with those wonderful going to sleep situations.

Christine--RHP said...

so precious, those moments with our little ones. Nothing like it.

Anonymous said...

I've been a quiet reader of your blog for a couple of years now but I have to say you two seem to have the most beautiful relationship. I always look forward to these little stories, they make me excited to be a mama one day :)

mrs.adrienneK said...

so sweet! expressed so beautifully!

Agnes Sim said... cute!!

Amber said...

So true, so true. To be a precious child who can spend her days enjoying the simple magical things of life with out a real worry in the world.
Just think, we were her back in the day. I wish we could have held on to that magic or even just a morsel of the memories or feelings. Thank goodness we have them to help remind us.

nikki r said...

you are her!! the best parts of you made her.

Chase said...

sweet! Very touch! don't we all feel the same way with out little ones? you baby has grown up so much! time does fly!!

suzanne b. said...

This was really, really sweet. :)

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abitnesty said...

that is so beautiful.

ricebabies said...

Very well said. I have kids and I teach at Arts Umbrella. I think if you are there to inspire, you are giving your child the best gift ever, the power and magic of imagination.

Anonymous said...

I have a little daughter too who is fifteen months old, and I *love* reading your blog. That is such a wonderful way of putting it and I share it. And I thought what one of the readers wrote above, that "you are are" is so sweet too--and so true. thank you for sharing your life with us.

Katmac said...

Ahhh, I'm all teary now!

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