Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Look at this portrait. I KNOW i was probably so excited to see Blake that I was overwhelmed with love and excitement. Blake is one of THOSE type kids. You know what I mean. The kind of kid that once you meet them, you can't wait to see them again and again and again. Sometimes I walk by his classroom on Sunday mornings just to see if he is there and to give him a hug. He is just one of those kids that leaves me feeling alive and happy and loved and wonderful. Just seeing him makes my day. I would take him home in a HEARTBEAT!!!! (Well, that is if i didn't think Wendy would have a fit!)
Which brings me back to my vent. WHY IN THE WORLD didn't I SEE this then. WHY wasn't I aware of this on THAT DAY! DO you see it? How did I miss this? I should know better!! I DO KNOW BETTER!!!
While I was focusing on Blake's angelic perfection....
I missed the unconditional love of his mother.
I missed the joy in her eyes when she sees her baby boy smile.
I missed the happy warm songs she sings to him in her head,
I missed the way being with him makes her eyes sparkle like Diamonds.
THANKFULLY, just enough of that love was captured here .... just a HINT of it was spared. Can you see it?
Can you see how Wendy hangs on his every breath with joy ,
How she loves her son in an indescribable way?
Can you see how very very very proud of him she is....
Oh, I can see it now. I can see it ...most certainly...... without a doubt... just look in her eyes..
Can you stand?
Do you think??
Can you blink?
can you eat?
can you sleep?
can you sigh ?
or cry ?
can you run and sing?
can you spin and jump?
can you snuggle or rest?
can you smile..??????????.
well we all know that air IS a need we have that nothing else can fill....
This is my air.
This right now and the here.
This moment ,
This is all I need.
He is my air.
He is my air....
without my air....
I just wouldn't breathe....
I couldn't breathe,
I wouldn't want to breathe...
without my air.....
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The smell of my mom's perfume.
The way my dad's hands felt.
The bounce of moms curls next to my cheek
The size and security of my dad's lap
How safe they made me feel
How close they wanted to be to me
How soft my moms hands were
How rough my dads face was
The soft tone of my mothers voice
The deep chuckle of my dads laugh
The way my mom looked at my dad
The way my dad looked at my mom
Especially when I was between them....
I may forget how my smile made them radiate
I may forget how just being together with them was all I needed....
but when life does happen,
and I grow up
and I think I can do it all on my own...
and when I have forgotten these unforgettables....
All I will have to do is look at this..... this portrait of MY family....
and I will remember.
I will remember it all.....