Today was one of those days I’ll frame in my memory for the days in the distance that don’t begin, end and revolve around taking care of little people. I know now that I’ll never stop thinking about them, loving them and worrying about everything from scrapes and cuts to improbable what-ifs, but one day the relentless and delicious process of bathing, feeding, teaching, protecting and entertaining these girls will end.
One day they’ll be chasing dreams and loving people and places and things. Without us. They’ll call from time to time, visit when they can, and hopefully they’ll remember us. Maybe they’ll find us in brilliant yellow leaves that do pirhouette after pirhouette as they travel from treetop to sidewalk or as they pass a stone patio
We made promises to autumns yet to come, safekeeping today’s memories in the changing leaves and the smell of November’s eve. I’ll look for them wherever I am, knowing that a canopy of orange leaves overhead can transport me to a time when I carried our girls in my arms and felt the flutter of another in my belly.
could your husband please come take pictures of me hanging out with my daughter?
Beautiful pictures and beautiful words 🙂
"Teary"… what an appropriate tag. So so beautiful.
So sweet. It makes me taste and feel fall. And I love the camera angles.
So nice. And I love the tiny emerging belly. Sweet.
good god how you glow.
Lovely, lovely pictures. The last one is my very favourite, and makes me miss Mid-Atlantic autumns. Sigh.
The fall palette is fantastic where you live. Those pictures are so very awesome-tastic!
Those PICTURES! Gorgeous.
Excuse me sweetie? Two kids and another on the way? Can I have your body?
Of course, the pictures and sentiments are beautiful, too.
lovely. just lovely.
That was so so lovely!
I want another day just like that. And another. And another. Ok, then I want a night with a babysitter.