Month: September 2011

until next year

The sand in this summer’s hour glass has run out.
Before it did though, we basked in it one last time…
until next year.
In one summer season I have seen my little girl’s love for the coast come alive,
and she has grown more in a 3 month span than I thought was possible.
Her independence grows daily.
As does my urge to hold tighter.
Alas, I love to see it.
until next year
… to see the thrill in her eyes at the same thing over and over again.until next year
To watch her all encompassing joy over the splish splash of the sea.until next year
To watch her wonder over the small stuff.until next year
And to hear her breathe in the balmy air and exhale in laughter.until next year
The calm of this wave kissed shore welcomes her,

until next year

and she never tires of the simplicity of it.until next year
Oh Lord, that you would make me more like my daughteruntil next year
That I wouldn’t take your creation for granted.until next year
How God must smile at her love of it all!until next year
How He must desire for us all to run fearlessly down a beach and praise Him for His works!until next year until next year
Until next year, we’ll store up some of our kisses.

until next year until next year

When the sharpness of the winter cuts us, and we long for the sun’s love…until next year
… we’ll close our eyes and remember…

until next year

until next year.
By forthischildiprayed September 26, 2011 Off

a well loved dress

Last Sunday Ruthie wore one of the dresses that my mom made for my sister when she was a baby. She made a larger size for me which will fit Lael perfectly once I fix the hem. I can’t wait to put them in these dresses together! Here is a picture of Lael wearing it. Seems like just yesterday…

a well loved dress

I’m starting to think that Ruthie favors my baby pictures more than Lael did.
Whatcha think?

a well loved dress

And here’s Ruthie wearing the “sweetheart” bloomers that my Aunt Nancy made for Lael.
Her bottom looks just as sweet in them. 🙂

a well loved dress

By forthischildiprayed September 9, 2011 Off

i want to remember

I want to remember that sparkle in her eye.
That thinking look that she gives me when we’re face to face.
How she watches my every move as I go about the room.
i want to remember
I want to remember the fluff of her hair.
The soft wave that she gets from her daddy.
The wispy hairs that cover the top of her forehead

i want to remember

I want to remember those lips.
The lips that I kiss nearly a hundred times a day.
How her baby breath truly does smell like the flower.

i want to remember

I want to remember this smile.
How she can do it with her eyes.
The way her upper lip protrudes, and the cooing sound she makes.
The intense joy that wells up inside of me everytime I see it.

i want to remember

I want to remember her cheeks.
Cheeks that feel like rose petals rubbed against my lips.
The dimple that forms with her smile.
i want to remember
I want to remember these feet.
Something less desirable on myself, but oh so beautiful on my babe.
Those crinkled toes and barely there nail beds.

i want to remember

I want to remember the miracle.
The miracle of life that I see when I gaze into her eyes.
When her head’s on my shoulder and I whisper in her ear.
The miracle I feel when I cradle her in the crook of my arm.
And the miracle that screams the goodness of God.
By forthischildiprayed September 6, 2011 Off

back in the saddle

Before Lael was born I had a business called Blush and Bashful Baby making burp cloths, bibs, and appliqued onesies. I had to take a little break for a while to get the hang of this momma thing. 🙂
But finally I’m trying to get back in the saddle! This time I am specializing in burp cloths only. After having my own babes I have realized that burp cloths are probably one of the most useful baby items you can have, you need a lot of them, you use them for many months, and well, they just work better when they’re cute! 😉
So, check out my super fun, brilliant colored Blush and Bashful Baby Burp ‘n Bottom cloths! Say that ten times fast!
These unique, colorful Burp ‘n Bottom cloths are set apart from the rest! Want a change from the common, white burpies? Here you go! Use them to catch that spit up or use them for a changing pad in a pinch! These cloths have been pre-washed because of the coloring process, and after being washed and dried have pillowed up beautifully and measure approximately 17×12 inches. These aren’t your average burp cloths. They are made with diaper service quality cloth diapers and will be sure to address the mess!
You can go directly to my etsy shop link on my left sidebar. What you see is what I currently have. But more will be coming soon!
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By forthischildiprayed September 2, 2011 Off