Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holding On

Today, I was lying in the floor of our living room with Vivienne while Miles was asleep in his bouncy seat.  I was lying on my side and she was lying beside me.  Her big, beautiful blue eyes were just staring at me and I was staring back at her.  Every now and then I would smile at her and she would smile back, or she would smile at me first and then I would smile back at her.  The house was quiet except for the sound of the rain outside.  I just laid there and stared at my beautiful daughter and thought about how someday I will probably be willing to give anything to have this time back.  Someday, she'll be 18 and moving out of the house, and I will give anything to be able to stare at her blue eyes and see her sweet gummy baby smile and touch her soft, beautiful baby cheeks.  I just want to soak up these moments, because I know they will go by so quickly.  At least today, I have today.

1 comment:

  1. Oh these precious fleeting moments we are given...

    Good for you for taking the time so savor some of the simple ones!