Sunday, February 20, 2011


She is now 14. The baby who taught me what love was...what love is. The kind of love that makes you willing to lay down and die or stand up and live. She is that for me. The first baby that grew in my belly. She is, the startling curly head who forced me to wear my heart on the outside. She is love. She is beauty. She is peace.

Fourteen is hitting me harder than 13 did. I have four years before she spreads her blessed wings. I have so much I want to share with her, to teach her, to learn from her. It certainly causes me to stop and think about how fast that time will go... four short years. It makes me want to hide away from all the other things, to shut out the world and just enjoy her, enjoy them all.


Trish said...

Sniff...i can't believe that our curly haired girl is almost grown.
What a blessing she is to us!!!

Pat said...

Seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital with you..waiting for Ms Madison to make her arrival. How I love that girl! Time flies.

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Diane said...

I have never experienced the blessing of knowing this love, but I can read absolute abandon of your heart to her in every syllable! She is so entirely beautiful! The pics in the post following this one are gorgeous. Such an incredible blessing!